The staff team at TRAIN is small but we work as hard as possible to support the young people with whom we come into contact with. We have team meetings and regularly provide peer support to each other as part of our day to day work.
We have a wide variety of skills to draw upon and this helps us to work to our strengths in our team.
Alice is our Lead Youth Worker and has over 8 years’ experience in the Youth Sector. She has had experience in both the Public and Voluntary Sectors. She has previously worked at Oxfordshire Youth as the Youth Support and Participation Coordinator. She has also worked on the National Citizen Service, to name a few.
Alice is inspired by how positive young people can be even when facing adversity.
Justina is one of our Youth Workers and has over 8 years’ experience in the Youth Work sector. Justina has delivered and led a broad range of youth work provisions including detached youth work, open-access center-based youth work, young carers’ provisions in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, Alternative Education, NCS, and more. Justina is also the Senior Youth Worker at the Sweatbox Youth Centre in Wantage delivering open-access youth work and a smaller group called Beatbox for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Justina is passionate about empowering young people in making a positive difference in their lives and thriving despite the challenges they may face.
Karolina is working for Didcot TRAIN Youth Project as the part-time Youth Worker from February 2017. She worked with the European Voluntary Service, volunteering in a Youth Center in Latvia. From 2014 she was a volunteer, animation, mentor of EVS volunteers and coordinator of Polish-Lithuanian Youth Exchange in Center for Creative Activity Foundation in Poland.
She has also worked in Local Committee for protection of the Rights of the Child and Crisis Intervention Center in Poland.
Karolina deeply believes in W. Disney’s words :”If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Carolina is the Youth Worker and Facilitator for TRAIN overseeing the day to day tasks of the organisation, managing communications, coordinating volunteers and supporting Alice-lead youth worker on youth work and strategic support for the trustees. She has been working as a Youth professional in a variety of mediums particulary in the area of non formal learning and Development Education for the past 9 years; she has taught in state schools, managed youth projects, and most recently worked at Oxfam GB as the Education and Youth Advisor for the Campaigns Team. Carolina is very passionate about supporting young people to make positive decisions and believes every young person should be given the opportunity to make their own way in the world.