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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Youth Worker

Youth workers enhance the personal and social development of young people and facilitate activities to allow them to grow and develop relationships with others and find their place in society.

Youth workers primarily engage with children aged 13-19 in a variety of settings. They may be employed by specific youth centres of community organisations while others are ‘detached’ and undertake outreach work in many different settings.

Typical work activities

The ages supported by a youth worker can vary depending on the organisation. Youth work is delivered by a wide range of organisations including local government and charities.


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Qualifications and work experience

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