1:1 Volunteers (Aberdeen Young Carers)

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Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why.
We are looking for volunteers to buddy with a child or young person who is part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s for Aberdeen. A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, or house work, or emotional support.
Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people.
We are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 8-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them. A 1:1 volunteer will support the young person to enjoy activities and experiences within the Aberdeen community therefore reducing isolation, and promoting their self-esteem and confidence.
If you have some time on your hands, are looking to gain experience or want to give something back into the community, come and volunteer for Barnardo’s! Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Susanne Fraser, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: susanne.fraser@barnardos.org.uk or tel: 01224 624090.

Organisation aims and objectives

Barnardos purpose is to help the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential.


Experience required: Experience working or volunteering with children or young people would be beneficial but is not essential. We are looking for friendly, fun and active individuals who are motivated to volunteer with children and young people and who will be reliable.
Travel details: 1:1 volunteering would take place out in the community of Aberdeen or within our office. Volunteers would need to have access to either a car or public transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim expenses for outing costs, as well as public transport costs and a flat rate for mileage. These would be paid on a monthly basis after receipts have been returned.
Training details: Barnardo’s will provide full induction training with the option to attend ongoing training that may be of interest. A high level of support will be given by the Volunteer Co-ordinator.
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