Volunteer Professionals

  • VO86211


Description

Volunteer Professionals utilise their expertise and knowledge to help the focus person and their family to navigate through a challenging time or a period of transition.

The volunteer will meet with the family, providing advice and answering questions. For example, a retired school teacher might help a young person who is transitioning from school to college.
Volunteers will be added to a bank of professionals, and called upon to support families on a short-term basis. Equal Futures supports you throughout your volunteering.
Volunteers will be registered with Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme

Organisation aims and objectives

Equal Futures is an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member with a learning disability. This gives a unique viewpoint to the range of challenges families face when they want to make sure that their sons and daughters live a good life. Many families feel isolated; unsure where to ask for help. Most people with disabilities will have social care services to provide support for daily living. But there is often a lack of understanding in these services that people want more than this. Everyone wants friends too – this is where Equal Futures can help.

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10 hours in a three month period Minimum commitment preferred - one year

Restrictions

Experience required: • Warm and friendly • Approachable • Compassionate • Resourceful • Knowledgeable • Empathetic • Reliable • Good listeners
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Transport and similar expenses are met. Activity/ entrance fees etc.
Training details: Induction training is provided, Ongoing contact is kept with your local Project coordinator who will be on hand help and guide throughout your volunteering experience.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months 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.