Play/Youth Worker

  • VO97037


Description

We need volunteers aged 16 and over to help children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities have fun on one of our evening youth groups at our accessible, specially designed, play and activity centre. Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6.20pm to 8pm. You’ll meet new people and learn new skills! Visit www.ddcaok.com to find out more.

Organisation aims and objectives

DDCA provides activities and support for children and young people aged 0 to 20 with extra support needs and their families. We look for volunteers aged over 16 to help at one of our evening youth groups for children and yound people - either a Mon, Tues or Friday evening from 6.20pm to 8pm. If you're keen, the next step would be to call us on 826888 to arrange a time to come in for an informal interview. If that goes OK, after a cooling off period when you can read through our policies and procedures, we'll then move onto the paperwork involved, (we seek two written references and a "Protecting Vulnerable Groups" scheme membership before any volunteering commences).

Availability

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Monday, Tuesday or Friday evenings from 6.20 until 8pm. We ask volunteers to commit to one evening, and come along whenever they can manage. There is no pressure to attend every week.

Frequency and commitment details

Monday, Tuesday or Friday evenings from 6.20 until 8pm. We ask volunteers to commit to one evening, and come along whenever they can manage. There is no pressure to attend every week.

Restrictions

Experience required: No specific skills or qualifications. Supervised, supported environment with training given. We hope our volunteers are kind, patient, enthusiastic and conscientious.
Travel details: DDCA, 9 Lawton Road, Dundee, DD3 6SZ
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will re-imburse bus fares and mileage. We have also provided taxis for volunteers if their transport has let them down.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers start on a four visit trial period, but only after we have received good references and volunteers are members of the PVG scheme.
Training details: Volunteers receive ongoing support and guidance from our full and part-time staff. We have an annual training programme that can be viewed on our website: https://www.ddcaok.com/get_involved
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet