Connect Group - Children and Young People

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Description

We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate activities and to help support a group of children with and without additional support needs in Dundee for 6 weeks (1 session per week). Staff will be available at the groups, but this is a great opportunity for volunteers who have experience with children and young people with additional support needs or are currently studying a course where this role would be a great experience to enhance an individual’s studies.

The group will be about improving mental well-being while doing different activities (games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities) which will be organised by the staff and volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers who can work in a team and use their own initiative and will need to be reliable for attending the sessions on a regular basis per group. The group will take place across different venues in Dundee and will usually take place after school timing or early evening. Dates, place and timing will be organised by the Group Coordinator and take place usually over term time.

Organisation aims and objectives

Barnardo’s strives to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Barnardo’s vision today is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. We want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We deal with various issues such as poverty, neglect, homelessness, bereavement, domestic violence and disability. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people. Action for Children supports disadvantaged children, young people and families across various services in the UK. Action for Children intervenes to stop neglect and abuse and also offer services to support children, young people and families with disabilities. AFC want to help support children, young people and families to fulfil their potential and make the most of their lives.

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The role will be once a week for 2 hours (approx.) for 6 sessions in a block. Ideally, we would look for volunteers to be able to attend the 6 sessions in the same block for consistency for the children and young people attending.

Restrictions

A minimum age of 16 for volunteers due to the responsibility of the running of the group.
Experience required: Previous experience supporting children and young people with additional support needs or individuals currently studying courses related to disability, health and social care, sports etc. We are looking for volunteers who are creative, motivated, and reliable to help support children and young people with various needs at the Connect Group.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage within Dundee Boundaries and Bus Travel within Dundee Boundaries. Receipts need to be provided when claiming.
Training details: Provided with an induction process that covers: child protection, confidentiality, and professional boundaries (to name some). There are various training opportunities outside the induction including trauma informed practice and volunteers are also supported by the volunteer coordinator with regular supervision provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 13 days ago

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