Children's Activities Volunteer - Dundee

  • VO75567


Would you like to help children engage with play activities to build their skills and confidence? We are currently looking for volunteers to help improve the health and social wellbeing of children through fun activities.

Aberlour works with children and young people who have experienced disadvantage, trauma or have disabilities. We pride ourselves on our child centred focus and strong commitment to the individual development of each child emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. We work with whole families as well as children on their own. If you have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of children and young people and live in the Dundee area we would love to hear from you.

What will I be doing?
Volunteers can make a make a difference to a child, young person or family’s life by:
 Assisting children with activities that can vary from music, storytelling and dance
 Helping children with their emotional and physical wellbeing through activities such as arts and crafts
 Supporting staff to undertake new activities
 Helping children to have fun
 Building young children’s confidence and self esteem
 Supporting staff at outings
 Welcoming families into the group and making them feel comfortable
 Being a positive role model

By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
 A sense of satisfaction in helping young people build their confidence and selfesteem
to achieve their full potential
 Experience of supporting young people to flourish.
 Practical experience of working with young people
 Have fun!

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.










Frequency and commitment details

Children’s Activities Volunteers will typically spend 2-4 hours a week assisting group activities. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required for this role.


This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG scheme.
Experience required:  Experience of working with children  A knowledge of issues affecting children  Ability to work well with children  Good communication and listening skills  Experience with building confidence and self esteem  Ability to encourage and motivate children to participate in activities.  A specific skill set in relation to a variety of activities within arts, music or play activities (although not essential)
Travel details: Our service is based within Dundee.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: Child Protection training will be provided, in addition to any specific training relevant to the role.