Activities Volunteer - Highland wide

  • VO90642
  • Suitable for groups


Description

Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to assist them with their programme of activities and events for young carers across Highland. These will be held after school and also during the school holidays.

This is a flexible opportunity which may be of interest to individuals looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or for volunteers who can offer regular support either during the holidays or term time only, depending on the volunteer’s availability.

The Activities Volunteer will provide assistance to CYC staff including the organisation and running of the activity, making young carers feel welcome, encouraging their participation and most importantly having fun.

Organisation aims and objectives

Connecting Young Carers is a Highland wide charity working to increase awareness of young carers and the vital role they play. We help young carers to access the support, advice and help they need to support them in their caring role. Young Carers are young people and children who provide care and support to a family member due to illness, disability or long term health condition. This might be a parent, brother, sister or another close family member. Connecting Young Carers are here for 5-24 year olds to provide support, days out, fun opportunities and the chance to meet other young people in similar situations.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

Flexible

Restrictions

Experience required: No formal qualifications required but we are looking for volunteers who have the following qualities: • A friendly personality and the ability to build good relationships with others. • Someone who is patient and able to empathise with people. • Good organisational skills. • Respect confidentiality of the Young Carers. • Flexible to volunteer at events as and when arranged. • Comply with CYC policies and procedures including confidentiality policy. • To attend training before event
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel to and from events on submission of receipts.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago