Activity Assistant - Penicuik

  • VO92748


Description

Young Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 20 will join Paula, (Youth Coordinator) in delivering games and social activities in sheltered housing.
The overall aim is to enhance the young people’s confidence and skills through volunteering and reduce social isolation for older people. The project will train, support and provide supervision for young volunteers to lead on delivering the sessions (with support and supervision from the Youth Coordinator) for older people, with those invovled shaping the discussion and activity at each session.
It is hoped that in addition to the positive impact the project will have on residents, the befriending will allow volunteers to build confidence and gain valuable social skills under the support and supervision of the Youth Coordinator.

Availability

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Weekly 1-2.30pm

Restrictions

Youngsters must be between 15 and 24 and live in Midlothian.
Experience required: No skills required as training will be provided. The project is aimed at young people who would like support and supervision while volunteering, who are non judgemental, enjoy socialising and get on well with people.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Transport to and from sheltered housing will be provided
Training details: An induction will be completed by the volunteer prior to starting. The induction will be activity based and fun and will focus on what befriending is, boundaries in befriending, confidentiality and befriending in a sheltered housing.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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