We strive to give young people an opportunity and a place to discover their full potential


 

About Legacy

Legacy is a multi-purpose facility where young people in Croydon have the opportunity to discover their full potential.

We are a local charity, offering young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 with additional needs the chance to take part in varied activities that suit their needs and passion. We support young people in finding out what they want to pursue in life, we open doors to new experiences and opportunities and most importantly we offer a safe space to hang out and make new friends.

We have three clubs young people can join – JUNIORS (ages 8-12), SENIORS (ages 13-19) and INCLUSION (ages 8-25). Membership is £5 for the year and 50p every time you visit. Our Youth Workers are on hand to inspire young people to lead healthier and more positive lives, raising their aspirations to become happy, caring and responsible citizens with more to offer themselves, their families, the community and employers.

Every member gets to learn, develop and grow with us and harness their skills and talents doing what they enjoy doing the most. With over 20 activities on offer 7 days a week.

The Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.

Our vision is that every young person is to become the best version of themselves


 

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My son Camron loves coming to Legacy, if he could be here 24/7 he would. He comes to the Inclusion sessions where the team have supported his additional needs so well - he's made such a positive change in his attitude and behaviour that even his teachers at school have noticed. He's able to come to the senior sessions during the week too and has made a lot of friends, he won't stop talking about Legacy and when he's next coming.

Ann-Marie, Mum

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Meet the team

If you are interested in joining our friendly and dedicated team, please see our vacancies page.

Barnabas Shelbourne

Chief Executive

Myke Catterall

Head of Youth Work & Safeguarding Lead

Milena Clamp

Head of Fundraising

Dorette Clarke

Youth Work Manager

Kerry Lawrence

Targeted Youth Work Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mikhail Preddie

Junior & Holiday Club Manager

Jason Beckhelling-Terry

Senior Club Manager

Jasmine Roffey

Business Admin Manager & HR

Chantelle Williams

Communications & Digital Fundraising Manager

Lisa Kirkland

Volunteer & Staff Training Manager

Angela Watson

Catering Manager

Become A Team Member

If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be part of this exciting work coupled with the skills that our roles require, please apply today.

Alternatively volunteering is a great way to get involved with your community, enhance your skills, have fun and make a difference to the lives of young people.

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people, we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

Volunteer With Us

By volunteering with us, not only do you give back to the community by making a difference in young people’s lives, but you also get to develop your skills in a lively setting and have a great time doing so. 

We provide you with adequate training and full support throughout and after your onboarding process. All you have to do is to fill out our application form and we will be in touch. For any further inquiries, please send an email to volunteer@legacyyouthzone.org.

Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding all members, staff and volunteers who come to Legacy, download the full policy for more information.