Activities Volunteer

  • VO90663


Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to assist them with their event programme throughout the year including school holidays and after school during term time. This may be of interest to individuals looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or a regular commitment depending on the volunteer’s availability.

The Activities Volunteer will assist with the organisation and running of Connecting Young Carers (CYC) events as and when required in various locations across Highland including:

• Provide assistance to CYC staff with the organisation and running of CYC events
• On the day support to help set up the event, organise registration, welcome young carers and answer any queries throughout the day
• Engage with young carers and their families attending the events, encourage participation in the event or activity and make them feel welcome
• Help promote the work of Connecting Young Carers
• Comply with CYC policies and procedures such as confidentiality policy
• To attend induction training in advance of the event.

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.


Experience required: 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, as required, before the event


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: pre agreed travel expenses
Training details: CYC Induction (online)