The scheme is designed to encourage children aged 7-12 to engage in community activities, projects and events across Southampton. We will support them to develop a sense of pride and respect in their local neighbourhood and promote a positive image of children in the community.
Our juniors work alongside the council's Neighbourhood Wardens and other council services to help improve their local area.
The scheme is free to join and available to anyone within the city boundaries (SO14 -SO19 postcodes).
The scheme is a great chance to:
- Make new friends
- Grow in confidence
- Learn new things
- Have fun
- Be a positive role model for your community
How do I apply?
There are three ways to join the scheme:
1. As a Junior Warden
For those aged between 7 - 12 years old and are new to the scheme. A parent or guardian will need to complete the application on behalf of the child applying. In the application, please tell us about any medical or behavioural information we should be aware of.
2. As a Team Leader
For those aged between 13 - 18 years old and already a Junior Warden. In the application, please tell us about why you would like to apply for a Team Leader role and what skills you have for this role.
3. As a Volunteer
For those who are already a Team leader and over 16 years old, or a member of the public who is over 18 years old.
In the application, please tell us about:
- Skills or knowledge you have for the role
- The reason why you would like to volunteer
- Any relevant experience that would apply
- What you would gain from volunteering with us
For volunteers, you will need to complete a DBS check once you have submitted your application and send this to us.
To apply, you will need to complete the online form and have the following information to hand:
- Your name and contact details
- Details of the child (if applying on their behalf for the Junior Warden role)
- Emergency contact details
- For volunteers: details of up to two people who can provide a reference (family members cannot be used as a reference)
Before you fill in this form
You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.
What happens next
We will review your application and contact you within 10 working days. If you have not received a call or email within this time, please call 023 8091 5180.
DBS information for volunteers
For volunteers, you will need to complete a DBS check once you have completed the application. Please use this link which includes a step by step guide to complete your online DBS check
Please ensure that when completing section four, position applied for, you enter 'Junior Warden Support Volunteer'.
Once you have completed your DBS application, please call 023 8091 5180 to arrange to have your documentation scanned.
For further information about the junior warden scheme telephone 07766 508 604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org