Volunteer opportunity description

We are looking for friendly people to help support the smooth running of our age specific groups for young carers during the school holidays. Groups run throughout each school holiday on various days.  They may be local activities such as horse riding and trampolining or full day activities to theme parks etc. 
 
Volunteers are required to: 
Support children and young people so they may take part in various activities including cooking, art or play and discussion based groups. 
Help with the setting up and tidying up the venue (depending on activity) 
Helping the children and young people to follow the group rules 
Listening and responding to the needs of vulnerable children and young people 
Reporting concerns to staff.  
 
Volunteers are offered: 
The opportunity gain experience and confidence of working with children and young people aged 5 – 18 years 
Working with a friendly team of staff and volunteers 
Full Induction Training 
Additional training in relevant to working with vulnerable young people including safeguarding
Additional information to use on CV   
Out of pocket expenses 
 

Requirements

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over

Have an empathy with the needs of vulnerable children and young people

Rapport and confidence when meeting new service users

Be assertive in appropriately challenging potential unsafe behaviour within the context of the group / activity

A willingness to be open new experiences such as trying a new activity

Good verbal communication skills

 

Due to the nature of this role applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)Application or supply the organisation with relevant information for the DBS Update Service.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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About the organisation

Swindon Carers Centre

Contact:
Julie Collar
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
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