So what does a DYO do?

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The old what does Diocesan Youth Advsier do question has sufaced more often than usual in the last couple of weeks so I thought I’d try and answer it (partly for my own benefit). Then I realised that was actually quite difficult so I thought I’d write about what I’ve done this week!
On Sunday afternoon I was at a youth group in Oxfordshire leading a session called, “Lets talk about Sex!” Great fun, good bunch of young people and in the malarky before the session I managed to fall off the trampoline!
On Monday I was at a meeting in a Youth Centre about the Tuesday night group I have a placement with. I had lunch with a Church based youthworker and then headed up to the office to deal with phone calls, in-tray, letters and the like. Went on from there to an evening AGM meeting in Aston Clinton (great place name eh?) of the Bucks Council of Voluntary Youth Council. (Long drive home and ate too many Revels on the way!)
On Tuesday morning I was in the office early and then on to college for a lecture on Multi Agency Working!
Office type jazz and the like in the afternoon and nipped home before going on to the Tuesday night sess’ at the Youth group I’m placed with.
Wednesday I went to Sainsbury’s first thing in the morning to buy LOADS of Sandwiches for the Network of Full Timers meeting. Stopped at McDonalds to answer my e-mails via wi-fi and then went on to the Boiler Room to set up for the Network. (Discovered there’s a great event happening in Didcot in July with Social Action and a free gig, It’s called SID!) Great day with a bunch of youth workers, catching up, praying and general malarky. In the evening I was in Twyford running a training session for volunteer Youth leaders on “Working with Tweenagers!” Good session BUT got lost in Lower Earley and finally made it home just after 11pm.
On Thursday I was engaged with more office based jazz and lots of organisational stuff for the Diocesan Camp (the tragically named, Yellow Braces!). I also did a bit of modelling, if you get the next edition of the Door (Diocesan Nespaper) it’s my arm on the front sporting the MPH band! Thursday afternoon I cycled to the other side of Oxford for a review meeting with a Licensed Youth Minister and his vicar. Moved then into my voluntary role of Mentor and took a lad I work with to see “Mr and Mrs Smith” at the cinema! (It was terrible and I really enjoyed it).
On Friday morning I was somewhere near Great Missenden helping a bunch of churches interview for a youth worker. Friday afternoon in the office tackling the north face of the IN-TRAY but procrastinating by blogging 🙂
Still doesn’t answer the what I do but I thought it was important to answer the what I did question.

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