Steppers are young people who want to help out and learn about what it means to be a young leader. These young people, wearing purple t-shirts, have been involved with eXp for at least two years and have shown an interest in leadership. They move into the opportunity to be a Stepper by showing an interest in helping out and the ability to be a positive influence as they are involved with eXp activities, projects and the wider community. They recognise that being a Stepper places them in a helping role in which they need to demonstrate being a positive role model for their fellow young people. They get a bit of responsibility and learn leadership skills along the way, getting to help others, and remain fully within the role of a young person.
Rookies are our young leaders and are central to running eXp. Spotted in their blue hoodies, we currently have 9 Rookies working with us. These are young people who have been involved with eXp for a few years and have shown an interest in leadership. Young people move into the opportunity to be a Rookie by:
- Showing growth in confidence;
- Being a positive influence as they are involved with eXp activities, projects and the wider community;
- Being able to take direction in positive ways to engage with others;
- Being open and respectful towards the “God stuff”;
- Having a desire to problem solve and be helpful.
- Recognising that being a Rookie places them in a leadership role in which they need to demonstrate being a positive role model for their peers.
Being a Rookie is both challenging and encouraging—it is another piece of life’s puzzle that will allow them to realise their true potential!
To give one’s time and talent for a good cause is a special feeling indeed. Our young people are a great cause and our volunteer leaders invest in their future. The generosity of heart and soul that comes from people who volunteer with eXp is our lifeblood.
“Volunteers are the only people on the face of this earth who reflect this nations compassion, unselfish caring, patience and just plain loving one another.”E. Bombeck
If you are an adult who would like to become a volunteer leader or even help out, please click here for ways you could get involved.
DGS Work Experience
Over many years, we have developed a positive working relationship with Dunoon Grammar School. Their work experience programme has provided young people who come to eXp an opportunity to work with us for a week in May. To date, we have had the privilege of having 8 pupils taking advantage of this work experience programme.
If you are a DGS Pupil who is interested in Christian Youth Work (or Youth Work in general), eXp might be a good place to get some work experience. To find out more, speak to your main contact for work experience in DGS and Susan Whyte about arranging some work experience.
Our Trainee Youth Workers
For 8 years, we have provided trainee (apprentice) youth worker programmes, aimed at young people just leaving Dunoon Grammar School. These young people are ready to take on more responsibilities which enable them to have a greater impact on the youth in their communities and they have a desire to enhance the work of eXp as they move into adulthood. To find out more about this and whether youth work is for you, please email Susan Whyte.