Befriender

  • VO85923


Description

Working with children and young people, aged between 5 and 15 years old. Young carers can sometimes struggle in group situations and prefer one to one activities. We are looking for volunteers to meet young carers to offer one to one respite. This will be directed by the young carer and can be in many forms, for example visiting the cinema, a ceramic centre, a trip to the park. This will allow the young carer to have respite from their caring role and allow them to enjoy an activity they may not otherwise be able to access due to their circumstances.

Organisation aims and objectives

PKAVS Carers Services support unpaid Carers of all ages, living in Perth & Kinross and caring for family, partners, friends or neighbours. Using a holistic approach in working with people who have caring responsibilities we help carers retain a life outside of caring and develop skills or interests to enhance their own lives.

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Frequency and commitment details

As required. Term time and holidays

Restrictions

Experience required: ESSENTIAL Volunteers must be reliable and able to commit to a pre agreed timeframe of work. They should be enthusiastic and willing to work with a range of children. It is important that they are good at time keeping. DESIREABLE Some experience of working with young people (either paid or voluntary) would be beneficial, but not essential
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage is paid at 0.40p for up to 10,000 miles in each financial year Expenses can be claimed for any expenses occured

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.