Outset Youth Action

Outset Youth Action provides a wide range of opportunities in West Sussex for young people between the ages of 13-25.Accreditation is given for the hours completed in the form of a certificate and nationally recognised awards.


Volunteer hosts invite an international student to visit for a day or weekend or over Christmas, Easter or New Year.  The student will be studying in the UK at University or college and will be over 18 years.  They stay as guests in the home for a short period.The hosts and students are match based on mutual interests by the local Regional Organiser who gives full support.  Hosts can invite students occasionally, for instance just at Christmas, or frequently to suit their lifestyle.    Hosts can opt to have a single visitor, friends travelling together, couples or families; whatever suits them.

There is no expectation that hosts will act as ‘tour guides’, but students often appreciate the chance to see something of the area or to go to local events such as village fetes.

We find that the matching system works very well with hosts and their guests have lots to talk about and very often long-term friendships are formed.

Arts and Crafts Assistant

To plan and set up an art and craft session in the social area in line with the Play and Learn Together agenda. Working under close supervision to develop new creative ideas for the session. Tidy away the session, engaging the parents and children to tidy up before they leave. Welcome all new users and to talk to families in the session making them aware of other relevant Children and Family Centre services.Ensure all families are registered with the centre and have signed in at reception. Encourage parents/carers to participate in activities with thair children. Creating publicity material in advance to publicise the group to parents/carers. Directing any confidential enquiries to a named member of staff, and adhere to all WSCC/centre policies and procedures, ensuring that any child safeguarding concerns are reported immediately to a named member of staff.