Group Activities Volunteer (Young People) - Moray

  • VO75573


Description

What will I be doing?

Social isolation and loneliness is a huge issue in the Moray Area. As a volunteer group leader, you would work alongside another member/s of the team to assist with group activities including arts, crafts, cooking, sports, music which can help to improve the health and wellbeing or our young people.

The impact you can make

You would look to introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Group leaders can volunteer from age 14 and over and don’t have to have previous experience of volunteering or working with young people. For our groups having a volunteer can make such a positive impact on their lives and help change their future. Through groups you can develop confidence and self-belief to achieve life goals.

The benefits to you

As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and young people and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting young people. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child or young persons life.

‘Volunteering has given me a sense of fulfillment knowing I am helping someone else’ (Volunteer)

Volunteers will spend time with a child on a weekly basis, days and times can be flexible

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.

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Frequency and commitment details

2-3 hours per week, after school and evenings, or during school holidays. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required for this role.

Restrictions

This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.
Experience required: To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy. To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed. To be a team player. Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed. Reliable and approachable Friendly, helpful and understanding Can work alone and as part of a group. To be reliable and have a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner.
Travel details: Our service is based in Elgin.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes

Last updated 6 months ago