Description

Adult Volunteers are essential to the success of our two local PSYV groups and we are looking for people who would love to help us mentor our young recruits whilst supporting the local community. PSYV is affiliated with Police Service of Scotland where we provide young and adult recruits, the chance to learn more about policing whilst actively getting involved in local community projects and activities. To date, we have donated a number of benches to local health centres, whilst supporting charities such as the West Dunbartonshire Community Food share program. We fully intend to support more community projects such as Men Shed Clydebank, The Leamy Foundation, local primary schools and Keep Safe Scotland. We have also built up a strong and positive relationship with local council teams such as Greenspace, Your Community and WDCVS. In addition, we may be asked to volunteer at local events such as community fayres, Kiltwalk, run events and local family days. These plus events further afield such as highland games, music festival, national sporting events and so much more. We need volunteers who are energetic, chatty, friendly and willing to commit a few hours a week to mentor and safeguard our young recruits.
This will include;
• Support and mentor our young recruits who come from a wide range of backgrounds, to be the best that they be.
• Support and volunteer our local community with a wide range of personal skills, whilst safeguarding our young volunteers.
• Work with a group of like-minded adult volunteers to identify, prepare and produce a range of activities for our young people.
• Volunteer, when available and within agreed hours whilst following best practice guidelines.

This is a great opportunity for those who love a challenge and want to support our next generation to find their feet in the world whilst building confidence and the chance to learn new skills.

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2 hours, every other Tuesday, (4:30pm to 6:30pm) in order to attend evening sessions.Between 6 - 7 hours on a Saturday or Sunday, when support has been identified and agreed for local or national events. At the moment, we are arranging 1 or 2 per calendar month and this this may vary depending an availability and suitability.

Restrictions

Full uniform and training will be provided where secured funding has also ensured that transport to and from events will also be provided, free of charge. An application to Disclosure Scotland will also be provided on your behalf to ensure suitability
Experience required: Experience: Good listener, Clear communicator, Patient, flexible and reliable, Ability to respect others’, Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding while maintaining boundaries, Ability to recognise when to ask for support, Ability to positively support young people, Understand the need to maintain confidentiality, Ability and willingness to travel in your local area.
Travel details: Based in Clydebank and Dumbarton.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago