Preparing for your Power of an Hour

Welcome!

Thank you for donating your Power of an Hour to the young people who need it. Collective hours given have a significant impact on the lives of the young people we work with and it’s fantastic to have you onboard. Most importantly, we want your hour to be fun, rewarding and safe. Therefore, we’ve collected lots of helpful information to help you on your way! Below you will find links to useful resources and guidance to help you prepare for your session and to maximise your hour.

Tips and hints

You can find everything from commonly asked questions to activities and icebreakers on our Volunteer Tips and Hints page. Read about the impact of your hour, advice on how to interact with a young audience, safeguarding guidance and commonly asked questions from our young people.

Session Plan

Download this to plan the information you wish to share during your Power of an Hour. This includes session objectives, a suggested session timeline and useful prompts to help you organise your thoughts and share them effectively!

Volunteer FAQs

All your questions answered in the LVN Volunteer FAQ. For example, “What kind of young people will I meet – heads down, hoodies up?” Don’t forget that your centre host is on hand to support you and answer your queries. Above all, LVN Power of an Hour sessions are meant to be enjoyable and inspiring for both volunteers and young people. If you have any questions or concerns, other volunteers have likely had them too! So check out the Volunteer FAQ to get the answers you need.

Volunteer Agreement

For safeguarding purposes, you must complete the Volunteer Agreement form prior to giving your hour. Once you’ve signed your volunteer agreement, this will be stored in our system. Therefore, if you’ve already signed the volunteer agreement prior to a previous POH session, you do not have to sign it again. However, if you’re unsure whether you’ve signed one previously, please complete the form again.

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London, EC1V 3AG

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