East Renfrewshire
Job description

Would you like to help children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence and engage in their local community? The participation support volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people. 

This role will involve interacting with young people aged 10 - 18 years via a variety of activities eg arts/crafts/DJ workshops/general youth work at our weekly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.  


What will I be doing? 

  • Supporting staff to undertake new activities 

  • Helping children to have fun 

  • Building young children’s confidence and self esteem 

  • Being a positive role model 

What skills can I bring to this role? 


  • Experience of working with children (Not essential) 

  • A knowledge of issues affecting children and young people 

  • Ability to work well with children 

  • Good communication and listening skills 

  • Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities. 


What qualities do I need? 

  • To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy 

  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed 

  • Reliable and approachable 

  • Friendly, helpful and understanding 

  • Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner 

  • To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed 


When will I be needed?  

  • Regular groups (fortnightly) and events  


East Renfrewshire 


What will I gain from the role? 

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential 

  • Practical experience of working with young people 

  • Experience to get back into the workplace or education 

  • Have fun! 


What support will I be given? 

  • Induction and child protection training 

  • Role specific training  

  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed  

  • Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator  


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Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.

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Refreshed on: 26 April 2020
Closed date: 10 June 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development