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North Lanarkshire (On-site) 9.36 miles
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary

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Job description

Purpose and Aims of the role 

We are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen their communities by helping Care Experienced children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence and to be included, understood, respected, and valued in their communities. 

The Driver/Youth Work Support Volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people, providing supportive adults to ensure all children and young people can thrive and bring communities together.

This role will involve interacting with primary aged young people through supporting and leading on a variety of activities e.g. arts/crafts/general youth work at our fortnightly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.

Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society. 

We aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with care experience. 

What will I be doing? 

  • Picking up young people and driving them to the group. 

  • Involved in the project from the planning stages and building the team 

  • Supporting staff to plan & undertake activities 

  • Supporting youth group sessions 

  • Leading on activities & planning 

  • Supporting young people’s sense of belonging and connection 

  • Building community ties, ensuring Care Experienced people are welcomed within communities  

  • Helping children and young people to have fun 

  • Building children and young people’s confidence and self esteem 

  • Being a positive role model 

What skills can I bring to this role? 

  • Full/Clean Driving License

  • Experience of working with children (Not essential) 

  • A knowledge of issues affecting Care Experienced children and young people 

  • Ability to work well with children and young people 

  • 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 and events

  • Crafty Foxes meets every second Tuesday 5pm – 6.30pm (8-12 years) (Driving will start from 4pm)

Location 

Bellshill (picking up in North Lanarkshire Area) 

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 children and 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

More about Who Cares? Scotland

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: 13 January 2024
Closing date: 27 February 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development,Advocacy

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