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Group Volunteers (Aberdeen Young Carers)

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Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer with Barnardo’s and see why.
We are looking for volunteers to help support groups made up of children and young people who are part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s in 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.
A group volunteer will assist the staff member in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage the young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental.
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.
This is flexible opportunity; groups will generally run on a weekly basis, you can volunteer with us every week, every fortnight or every month depending on your own availability. The groups will predominately take place out with school time however there may be some opportunities for buddies to assist groups within school hours.
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our school holiday programmes.
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: The opportunity would take place in our Aberdeen office, local community centres or out in the community. Volunteers would need to have access to either a car or public transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim 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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