We have the following volunteering opportunities:

1. Group support - face-to-face work with young people, evenings and Saturdays

2. Management Committee members - Meeting every 6 weeks to oversee the running of STEP

3. Community Fundraisers - If you are unable to commit to a regular time, perhaps helping to raise money for STEP would be more suited to you. If you have any ideas for this or are involved in any events, please get in touch.

Group Support Volunteers 

STEP seeks positive adult role models (over 18 years of age) to work alongside Project Workers in small groups of 10 - 18 year olds. Groups are activity based with a therapeutic aim behind them, for example anger management, building self-esteem or improving communication skills could be looked at through art, drama or cooking.

When Required

Weekday evenings, 6-8pm. Volunteers work 1 session per week

Groups run in 14 week blocks so minimum commitment = 1 full set of groups 

Daytimes - Saturday Project for young people with learning difficulties (10am-1pm), August Summer Programme, and half term holidays


STEP (Nythe Centre) for all groups, training and supervision

Skills and Qualifications

Enhanced police check (CRB) essential - to be completed during the induction

Empathy for young people

Flexible and reliable

Able to use own initiative  

Approachable, enthusiastic and keen to "get stuck in!'

Must be willing to participate in training and supervision

Principal Responsibilities

To work with staff to ensure groups are relevant, documented and properly run

To work within S.T.E.P. guidelines on issues such as anti-discriminatory practice, confidentiality and child protection

To feedback to staff any concerns following group sessions

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal Discussion, References, Police Check                                                                                        


All reasonable travel expenses are paid back. Volunteering at STEP should cost you nothing but your time. Volunteers make regular mileage claims for a personal vehicle or keep public transport tickets for reimbursement by cheque within one week. It is the volunteer's responsibility to ask for the relevant form and ensure the claim is submitted to the Administrator.


Training is currently being reviewed but sessions include Boundaries, Role of the Volunteer, Safeguarding Young People and Dealing with Difficult Situations. 

Please request an application pack from STEP through the 'Contact Us' tab or on 01793 714042




Swindon Ten to Eighteen Projects is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.