The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th September 2021
We are currently looking for volunteers for approximately two hours per week to support the Cashback team at includem to effectively run group sessions for the benefit of the young people we support.
The includem team deliver an early intervention service to young people in West Dunbartonshire who are on the periphery of offending. We deliver relationship-based support to young people and their families in the community
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Supporting the team to arrange sessions and required facilities for group work
• To assist with H&S visits to sites if necessary
• To attend and support the team during group sessions
• Actively encourage participation from the young people, helping them to get the most value from the group
• Support the team with appraising and reviewing success of group work, including lessons learned for service development
• Being a good role model for young people
• Family Befriending – offering therapeutic support to families, sensible help and a friendly ear
• Family Support - to offer practical support to families who may need help with tasks such as shopping and transport to appointments
• Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (paid for my Volunteer Scotland)
All roles at Includem demonstrate our organisational values:
• Participation and Dignity
We work with social services, schools and criminal justice services to identify which young people could benefit from our support. We then engage with the young person and their family or carer to develop a package of support, tailored to their specific needs. All our work is backed up by 24/7 helpline that can be used for additional support at any time by the young person, their family or carer, or anyone with an interest in their wellbeing.
Experience required: To ensure you are fully supported to undertake your volunteering role with us, we offer free training which can be as simple as an induction or it can include more details specific to the role you’ll be doing. This will give you a broader knowledge of care and support needs, active listening skills and relationship building which can be useful in other aspects of life.
Minimum age: 18