Volunteer With Us

From office-based roles to front line youth work, we cannot do what we do without the amazing support of our volunteers. Giving your time to serve within Bar ‘n’ Bus helps to increase opportunities for young people and transform lives.

Bar ‘n’ Bus is a Christian charity delivering professional, community-based Youth Work to engage and support local young people.  Our team is made up of full time youth workers, students and volunteers working across our programmes.  We are a dynamic and growing charity, building new opportunities and breaking new ground.  We value openness, a willingness to get stuck in and personal passion to see young people thrive alongside formal qualifications and experience. 

Why Volunteer with Bar ‘n’ Bus?

Make A Difference – we are passionate about building positive relationships with young people that bring about development and transformation.  Our programmes place young people at the centre and include detached youth work, target group programmes, in-school projects and intervention and 1-2-1 support.

Faith – as a Christian charity our work in underpinned by a living and active Christian faith.  As a team we have weekly times of prayer and reflection as well as opportunities through the year to explore faith and mission and God’s heart for young people and communities.

Environment – The team from offices on the site of the Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm Estate in Essex.  The idyllic location is a truly inspirational space to serve from, to meet and share together and use as a central base for our work which stretches across the south of Essex. 

Training Opportunities – we run full training programmes for our volunteer teams, including away days and socials, to help build good team relationships and increase skills. In addition, we have access to a number of local partners who provide specific training which can be accessed by our volunteers.

Current Volunteer Vacancies:

Communications Team

Do you love sharing a good story?  Do you have a heart to make a difference in young people’s lives?

If so, the Bar ‘n’ Bus Communications Team could be perfect for you!

The team meets weekly to plan events, dig up good news stories and get positive messages out there.  Roles within the team include:

Roles available within the team include:

Social Media Lead – Download Role Profile

Press Communications – Download Role Profile

Events Co-Ordination – Download Role Profile

Design Lead – Download Role Profile

For more information on how to get involved, please contact us and we’ll be in touch!

Youth Work Team

Could you make a difference in a young person’s life? Bar ‘n’ Bus runs a range of supportive youth work programmes for young people. Sessions include street based detached youth work, group work programmes and in-school mentoring.

If you’d like to explore volunteering in our youth work team, please contact us and we’ll arrange a meet up. It would us to know your location when you message us so we know which team member to link you with.