When we speak with groups about starting a new piece of children’s or youth work they are always enthusiastic about the idea, but often concerned when it comes to the practicality of working as a volunteer. To help overcome these concerns The Boys’ Brigade provides…
ACCESS TO TRAINING AND RESOURCES
We pride ourselves on leaders who respect and value children & young people, and love them as individuals. We promise to do everything we can to help support and train volunteers to be effective Christian children’s and youth workers. You provide the leaders and we’ll train them, whether it’s in managing volunteers, relational youth work, sharing their faith or leading residentials.
SAFEGUARDING AND INSURANCE
Providing a safe environment in which children & young people can develop is a fundamental responsibility for every individual leader, group, and church. The Boys’ Brigade has a comprehensive and well-respected child protection and safeguarding policy. All leaders working in The Boys’ Brigade are required and assisted to complete a disclosure check. The Boys’ Brigade also provides a comprehensive range of insurances including public liability, employer’s liability and personal accident cover.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS
Your leaders are not alone! We have local and national support networks which means that you are never far from a friendly face, someone to pray, worship and share ideas with, and other groups to join in with activities and competitions.
WE READ IN ROMANS 12:7-9 …
“ If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is encouraging others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given your leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them”
You might not realise quite where you fit into all of this. However every member of your church has a role to play in your group, whether it’s through prayer, encouragement, or volunteering.
If you would like your Church to join the growing number of churches partnering with us to reach out to more children and young people in your community, please do contact us. We will be delighted to send you further information and arrange for a member of staff to visit you to discuss how the BB can partner your Church in its mission.
For more information contact:
The Boys’ Brigade
Tel 01442 231681 ext 212
You can also visit our website at www.boys-brigade.org.uk
We look forward to hearing from you.