The charity Challengers has an exciting opportunity for students in September 2017. They are offering a select number of voluntary roles to students interested in research, psychology and working with young people.
Following on from an extremely successful pilot year, the Challengers Children and Young Person Engagement project is looking to grow.
What is the Challengers Engagement Project?
The Challengers Engagement Project aims to gather feedback about the Challengers' service from the service user. Funded by the department of health for three years, and equipped with a range of accessible research methods, they are on a mission to make the voice of the children and young people heard. As one of the first organisations to undertake such research with a vulnerable group of people they are determined to pioneer and explore new ways that such voices can be heard.
What’s in it for students?
Previous volunteers have said:
“I have also found this experience extremely rewarding, as I feel that it is of the utmost importance to allow everyone who uses Challengers to express their feelings, wants and needs in regards to the service that is provided”.
“It has helped me grow in confidence with my research skills and to come up with new ideas on how we can conduct research”.
“I have learned that creating an agile and complex toolkit which can be adapted to different styles of engagement requires an iterative, multi-layered process…. Working with the Challengers research team and the children has helped me understand the potential of carrying out research and creating a communication channel through play”
Timescale: September 2017