Participation Support Volunteer

  • VO71495


Description

Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways. We offer a wide range of groups, activities and events for care experienced people across Scotland. Who Cares? Scotland provides professional, independent advocacy services in most local authority areas in Scotland. We work one on one with a young person to help them have a say in what is happening to them. We strive to provide advocacy that helps young people feel respected, included, listened to and understood. We’re independent to any care services a young person receives – this is crucial because we want young people to be supported and understood with no conflict of interest.

Would you like to help children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence to influence change and engage in their local community? The participation support volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people.

This role will involve interacting with young people aged 10 - 26 years via a variety of activities eg arts/crafts, social activities and general youth work at our weekly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.

What will I be doing?
• Supporting staff to undertake new activities
• Helping children and young people to have fun
• Building young children’s confidence and self esteem
• Supporting young people to influence change
• Being a positive role model
• Regular groups and events (weekly or fortnightly 5-7pm or 6-8pm).

What skills can I bring to this role?
• Experience of working with children (Not essential)
• A knowledge of issues affecting care experienced children and young people
• Ability to work well with children and young people
• Good communication and listening skills
• Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities.

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

What support will I be given?
• Induction and child protection training
• Role specific training
• Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
• Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator

Organisation aims and objectives

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland. Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways.

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Restrictions

due to working with vulnerable children.
Experience required: What skills can I bring to this role? • Experience of working with children (Not essential) • A knowledge of issues affecting care experienced children and young people • Ability to work well with children and young people • Good communication and listening skills • Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities.
Travel details: Will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: What support will I be given? • Induction and child protection training • Role specific training • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed • Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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