I want to work in Youth & Community Work

Find out how you can start a career in youth & community work. Here we list potential job roles and some of the leading companies in that sector.

Job roles

Advice Worker

Advice Workers provide information, advice and guidance on a range of topics depending on the role. These topics may include housing, employment, welfare, education, finance and law.

Community Development Worker

Working in communities and liaising with different agencies to bring about change and improvements. Some work may be targeted towards certain groups of people e.g. the unemployed or the homeless.

Community Education Officer

Promoting and co-ordinating a range of educational options to members of a local community.

Family Support Worker

Working with families facing a variety of difficulties and helping them to solve problems and move forward.


Working with people to help them solve conflicts and disagreements.

Social Worker

Social Workers work with people in the community who need support, for example, the elderly, children who are at risk, people with disabilities or mental health difficulties.

Youth Worker

Working with young people to provide support, raise aspirations and break down barriers to achieving. This is done in a variety of ways including through recreational activities, organising projects, mentoring and liaising with other agencies.

Youth Offending Team Officer

Working with young offenders with the aim of reducing rates of re-offending and supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes.


Charity Job Opportunities and advice on working and volunteering for a charity

Catch 22 is a national charity working with young people in difficult situations.

CXK supports people to develop skills and enter employment.

Do-it is a search facility for volunteer opportunities by geographical location in the UK  

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