Gardening Activities Volunteer - Elgin

  • VO75762


Description

What will I be doing?

Aberlour Options Moray offer a safe, homely environment for children with disabilities to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During their stay, children can take part in a range of activities which support their social and emotional development. Gardening Activities Volunteer support children to engage with the outdoor garden space available, to try new activities and to have fun. Gardening Activities Volunteers explore creative ways of engaging with children, such as planting bulbs, decorating stones or making bird feeders.

The impact you can make

By creating fun and engaging activities for children, Gardening Activities Volunteers play an important role in making their stay enjoyable and interactive. Volunteers not only help children by encouraging participation, but also to learn a new skill and develop confidence. Garden activities also encourage children to be active and enjoy the outdoors.

The benefits to you

Gardening Activities Volunteers can apply valuable skills to making a real difference to the lives of children with disabilities. Volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction from their role, knowing they are making a positive impact and helping to make their short stay with Aberlour Options Moray enjoyable. Volunteers are part of a supportive and encouraging team, and have the opportunity to be creative in their gardening activities.

Gardening Activities Volunteers typically spend time in the service fortnightly.

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

Volunteers may be required during weekdays and/or weekends. 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: What skills can I bring to this role? Volunteers can bring a range of skills and experience, including: • A passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in activities and supporting them to have new experiences • Knowledge of gardening • Creativity to develop new ideas and activities • Experience of working with children • A knowledge of issues affecting children with disabilities • Good communication and listening skills • Experience of building confidence and self esteem
Travel details: Our service is based in Elgin.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes

Last updated 6 months ago