Activity Buddy

  • VO76294


Description

We are looking for inspirational and motivated volunteers to help us engage children in activities in our respite service in Elgin. Volunteers will have a sense of fun and an interest in a variety of activities to help improve the outcomes and the health and social wellbeing of our children. If you have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of children with disabilities, we would love to hear from you.

You can make a difference to the life of a child by:

  • Assisting staff with in-house activities and outings
  • Supporting children to participate in new experiences
  • Supporting children to try new activities
  • Supporting staff to plan, prepare and run outings and activities
  • Helping children to have fun
  • Building a child's confidence and self esteem
  • Being a positive role model

At Aberlour Options Moray, we offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a 'home from home' for the children who stay with us there.

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish children's charity and we provide help to over 6,000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. We continually adapt to meet the needs of those children facing the most overwhelming of obstacles. Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is for all Scotland's children and young people to be safe, to fulfil their potential and enjoy the benefits of stable family life and social inclusion. It is our aim for there to be easily accessible, person-centred services available to those families who need additional support.

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Volunteers are asked to commit approximately three hours per session.

Restrictions

Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 16 years of age. All roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults,will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record application.
Experience required: 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 - 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 - A genuine interest in the wellbeing of children
Travel details: The opportunity is based at Aberlour Child Care Trust, 6 Alba Place, Elgin, IV30 4JN. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travelling expenses reimbursed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 19 days ago