Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our frequently asked questions page, where we have answered some questions our team typically faces, as well as volunteer questions. We hope this page will answer any questions you may have about The Hunslet Club and the activities we offer, including adult and youth activities. You can also contact us on our social media accounts if you have any further questions.
How does my child become a member of The Hunslet Club?
Membership is free and easy to obtain. You can print off a membership form here, fill it in and bring it with you on your first visit. Alternatively, you can pick up a form from our reception desk at The Hunslet Club and fill it in here.
As you can see from the link, it is a quick and easy registration process, and the main aim is to ensure the child in your care remains safe when they are in ours.
What are The Hunslet Club’s opening hours?
The club is open 7 days a week and our evening and weekend activity programme runs from 4:00 pm until 9:00 on weekdays. On Saturday, our activity programme is open from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, with the club now being open on Sunday from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm, thanks to our new senior youth club.
Can I hire your venue?
Our fantastic function and events coordinator can transform our main hall to fit your purpose. We have the capacity to host weddings, children’s parties, christenings, and evening functions.
You can contact Bcarroll@hunsletclub.org.uk if you have any questions relating to our venue. You can also check out our function room hire page for more information.
Are there any parking facilities?
The Hunslet Club has limited parking facilities, which is why our car park is reserved for employees and volunteers. This decision is also in place for the safety of any young person who attends The Hunslet Club, as we want to ensure they can enter and leave our premises safely.
Parking is permitted on Hillidge Road, but we ask that you park with consideration for our neighbours and avoid parking over any dropped kerbs.
Frequently Asked Activity Questions
How much do activities cost?
The Hunslet Club is for the community, so we keep costs to a minimum. Our activities range from free, for our youth clubs, to £2 for some sessions, such as the Hunslet Rogues or Gymnastics advanced; however, the majority of our sessions are £1.50. Our boxing 4 tots sessions are only £1 as well.
You can check the exact cost of each session on our timetable.
What activities do you have at The Hunslet Club?
We have a range of activities available at The Hunslet Club, including:
– Hunslet Boxing
– Hip-hop Dance Sessions
– Youth Clubs
– Tap Dance
– Hunslet Club Solitaires Majorettes
– The Hunslet Club Rogues
– Girls Rugby
You can check out all our activities on our timetable.
Do I need to pre-book sessions for my child?
You do not need to pre-book or pre-pay. You simply turn up, pay at reception, and that’s it.
What does my child need to wear?
Your child may be running around in the youth club, dancing, baking or playing in the games room; therefore, we advise they wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Each session may have different clothing requirements, such as leotards and leggings for gymnastics.
For football, we recommend shin pads and boots with no studs. If you are still unsure what equipment your child needs, you can contact The Hunslet Club, as they will know what clothing is appropriate.
Do you have adult sessions available?
Yes! While we focus on helping young people reach their full potential, we have sessions dedicated to ages 16+ and 18+. We have a fitness suite available at £3.50 per session as well as boxercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm.
We also have a new for 2023, Boxteq session on Monday, from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Our Boxteq session focuses on footwork, bag work, boxing technique and defence work and is £3.50 per session for ages 18+.
Check out our adult activities page here.
Do you still have activity camps?
We have activity camps throughout the year, which you can check out on our buy event tickets page.
Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people volunteer at The Hunslet Club?
Our experience working with young people is long standing, and the sense of community in our club is like no other. We are one of the largest youth organisations in the country. Our top priority is to provide a safe place for young people in and around Leeds. We couldn’t deliver our many sessions and events without the help of our valued volunteers.
Volunteering your services to help others is not just hugely satisfying; it can also teach you skills that are invaluable to potential employers when it comes to raising yourself above competitors. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to learn, develop, increase knowledge and gain some real-world experience. It can enhance your CV and help increase your confidence.
What support will I receive as a volunteer?
We have a comprehensive induction and training process that will be delivered by your Volunteer Coordinator. We are committed to finding the right role that suits you, as well as your interests and skills to help you grow. Your Volunteer Coordinator will be there to support and guide you throughout your time here, as well as regular one to one meetings, and discuss any training you may require.
Does The Hunslet Club have a volunteer policy?
Yes, our volunteer policy includes everything you can expect as a volunteer at The Hunslet Club, as well as what you can expect from us. It outlines everything that you will receive in your full induction pack, such as; clarity on who will provide support, our insurance, health & safety, our commitment to equal opportunities and diversity, complaints procedures, risk assessment training, and where to find any other information you might need as a volunteer.
Is there any cost to being a volunteer?
No, there is no cost to volunteer, all we ask you to give is your time. Any necessary equipment, supplies or training needed will be provided by us.
Will volunteering effect my benefits?
No, you can volunteer up to 20 hours while receiving benefits as long as you continue to meet all the conditions of your benefit.
Do I have to be checked for a criminal record?
Yes, all our staff and volunteers must complete a disclosure and barring service (DBS). If you have a criminal record this does not always mean that you won’t be able to do voluntary work with us, this depends on what your type of conviction is for. You can discuss anything that is disclosed on the certificate with us, it will be kept confidential.
Do I have to be over 18 to volunteer at The Hunslet Club?
No, we also welcome students seeking work placements or work experience. Volunteering can provide you with a range of skills and experience that you can apply to your future plans. All our staff are experiences in making sure you get the most out of your time here.
If you want to get involved in Youth Work, we also have a dedicated weekly Youth training programme. If this is something you’re interested in, please get in touch for more details.
How to apply to be a volunteer
How can I apply?
There are different ways you can apply to volunteer, such as:
· Register your interest by clicking the button on the main volunteer page
· You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email at email@example.com who will answer any other questions you might have and send over an application form
· Call in at our main reception to pick up a paper copy
If you need help filling out your form, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator who can guide you through it.
Once you have completed an application, you will then be asked to arrange a tour of the building and an informal chat with our volunteer coordinator, as well as meeting some of our team to discuss your role and it’s potential future. It’s a great idea to have a look at our timetable before you arrive, and find the session times that best suit your schedule.
What if the volunteering opportunity that interests me is not currently vacant?
We always welcome new ideas, please contact our volunteer coordinator Alex Erdinc at firstname.lastname@example.org if there’s something you would like to do, and we will try our best to accommodate.
Are Volunteers Employees?
As members of the public who give their time freely to a task without being paid, volunteers do not have a contract of employment and therefore they do not have the same rights to which employees or workers are entitled, however we do have the intention to provide a safe, welcoming, environment where our volunteers feel valued and part of our team.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) protects employees and others who may be affected by work activities. This includes those volunteering. Furthermore, the Equality Act 2010 applies to employees and organisations providing a service. Volunteering could be considered as a service and as an organisation involving volunteers, we aim to still protect volunteers from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.
Our frequently asked questions page features various questions, however, you can contact our team through our social media accounts if you have anymore. We are happy to answer any relevant questions or enquires. We will also add any frequently asked questions to this page throughout the year.