Being a teenager is difficult, and anyone who has an ear to listen and some wisdom to pass on is a very welcome support.  

Close House has an experienced team of youth workers who look after the tricky safeguarding requirements of our projects, meaning that as a volunteers you’ll be free to focus on bringing practical skills and a patient presence to the mix. 

Whether you prefer making tea and baking biscuits, or playing sports, upcycling furniture, art workshops, DIY or stewarding at community events, we can find a space for you at one of our projects; you just need bags of patience and a big heart.  You can’t be too old, but under 21s will most often be directed to help with The EPICs first.

We usually ask volunteers for a couple of hours a week, some volunteers give an afternoon, but regularity is important so that we can plan sessions.   We don’t take volunteers on a spontaneous basis – like “I’ll pop in if I’m free”  or “call me if you’re short” – it just never works out…  So if you’re able spend a regular time with us then we’re flexible to find a slot that suits. 

Send us some info about you and we’ll be in touch!

(Clearly, background checks and appropriate vetting will be necessary – it’s not you, it’s us! If you’re not happy with that, don’t press the button…)

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