Volunteer Support Worker

  • VO91273


Volunteers will be supported by experienced Group Leaders, to encourage children to try new activities, develop their skills and hobbies and make and maintain friendships. Can Do believe that every child should have opportunities to socialise, have fun and adventures and strive to promote a fun activity programme to eliminate social isolation and disadvantage. Volunteers will be paired up on a 1-1 basis with a young person and become their buddy and mentor. They will ensure that the child’s basic care needs are met and promote independence. Volunteers are expected to participate in a variety of activities alongside members to encourage participation. Full training, volunteer expenses and support provided.

Organisation aims and objectives

Can Do is an exceptional charity offering fun, friendship and adventures for young people with disabilities living in East Lothian.










2 hours per week during school term time. 4 days per week (8.30am-3.30pm) during school holidays.


Subject to PVG Scheme membership, completionsof Induction Training and 2 satisfactory references.
Experience required: No previous experience required. Volunteers should be kind, patient, and fun loving. Must be capable of putting others needs first, taking a leadership role in supporting a young person with support needs.
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by foot, bus, car and train. Transport provided within East Lothian. Otherwise Travel Expenses covered.
Minimum age: 15


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Paid weekly on receipt of a completed expenses claim form, with accompanying receipts.
Training details: 2 hour in-house Induction training and 2.5 hour Child Protection training must be completed before beginning volunteer role. Ongoing training is offered three times per year, and as role develops based on individual children’s support needs.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer