Christmas Volunteers

  • VO93524


  • Events
  • Opportunity start date: 24th December 2022
  • Opportunity end date: 25th December 2022

Description

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland. We support Care Experienced people to have their voice heard through advocacy and participation.

We are looking for volunteers who can help Care Experienced people who may feel lonely and isolated this Christmas.

Our Christmas volunteers will assist in supporting the set up of our Christmas venue in Glasgow on Christmas Eve, providing transport to and from the venue on Christmas day if possible and help with the set up and delivery of Christmas dinner on Christmas day.

This role will involve interacting with people aged 18 plus through providing a memorable day for so many on a day that can be extremely challenging.

Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society.

We aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with care experience.

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting with the set up of the venue of Christmas Eve
  • Helping to deliver food, gifts and decorations to the venue
  • Providing transport to Care Experienced people to and from the venue on Christmas day
  • Helping to deliver Christmas Dinner
  • Helping Care Experienced people connect and have fun
  • Helping to clear the venue after the event
  • Building community ties, ensuring Care Experienced people are welcomed within communities
  • Helping Care Experienced people to have fun

What qualities do I need?

  • To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed
  • Reliable and approachable
  • Friendly, helpful, and understanding
  • Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
  • To have a good value base, be open minded and level-headed

If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a voluntary organisation and we work directly with Scotland’s children and young people with experience of care. We listen to what they say, support them and speak out on behalf of them. We place young people at the heart of everything we do to help them live a positive life now and to reach their full potential in the future.

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Restrictions

Experience required: What skills can I bring to this role? Ability to work well with people and in a team Good communication and listening skills
Travel details: We will discuss with you if you are able to provide transport to Care Experience people to and from our Christmas day venue. SWG3 can be reached via the M77, or on foot from Partick/Finnieston.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel expenses will be reimbursed at 45p a mile or travel receipts.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

You can't volunteer for this opportunity using this site. Please contact the organisation directly using http://www.whocaresscotland.org/pledge/ for more information.

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