Princes Trust Team Programme

The course is designed to help people improve their key skills such as, confidence, communication, working with others, leadership, managing feelings as well as helping them to gain valuable experience and qualifications for future employment.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Week 1 - Team Building
Getting to know the rest of your group and starting to make plans for the future.

Week 2 - 4 day Residential in North Yorkshire
Abseiling, Caving, Rock Climbing, Bush Craft, Hill walking, canoeing, problem-solving, and team building. (all activities are weather depending.)

Week 3-6 - Community Project
The team, now comfortable and bonded with each other, go into the community and identify an area in which they can help improve by fundraising and carrying out the project. Gives them something to talk about in future interviews and gains them a reference from course leaders

Week 7-8 - Work Placements
Get that valuable experience in a workplace of their choosing and break the cycle of not being able to get any experience. Gain another reference from their work placement provider.

Week 9 - Employability
CVs, Mock Interviews, application forms, what's next for the young person and how are we going to get them there.

Week 10-11 - Team Challenge
Working with a group of people the team wouldn't normally work with and complete 3 days of events with them.

Week 12 - Final Presentation (end of programme celebration)
Gain your qualifications and certificates and graduate from Prince's Trust.

Week 13 - Continued employability
If by this point of the programme the young people don't have anything to move onto, they will be invited back for another week of intense employability.

Skill and Qualifications Required:


Areas of Interest: Disability, Health and safety, IT, Mental Health, Social care
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Online, People seeking work, With friends, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, First Aid, Fundraising, Management, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Listening, Outdoor work, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Groundwork Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale
Organisation Profile: We're passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential. Groundwork began as a simple idea: if communities help the environment, the environment will help communities. This is still our approach today. By bringing people and the environment together with practical local action, we have an impact that is greater than the sum of its parts. Every year we help communities through thousands of these projects across the UK. Projects that include: - Tackling climate change by helping people out of fuel poverty, - Bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area, - Building stronger communities by improving parks, playgrounds and other shared green spaces, - Getting people back into work by creating green jobs - and many more. The most effective and lasting solutions are usually created at the local level in partnership with local people and organisations. This means that the mix of activities we carry out will vary from place to place to meet the specific needs of that community. More often than not this activity will focus on one or more of our three main areas of work: - Creating better, greener places - Improving people's prospects - Promoting greener living and working