Peer Support Group Volunteer - Aberdeen

  • VO81566


Description

Families Outside currently works in partnership with Denis Law's Streetsport in Aberdeen to deliver a monthly peer support session called Club 10 for families who are currently or have been in the past affected by imprisonment. These sessions are open to parents, carers and children and young people of all ages and are funded by BBC Children in Need. The majority of these sessions take place within the Robert Gordon University Sport building at Garthdee.

Occasional holiday trips are planned for the groups, these will take place in various locations across Aberdeen.

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can contribute towards the development and delivery of the groups; engage and interact with children, young people and parents/carers who attend the groups; and build a positive and supportive relationship with the people who attend the groups by providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in working with families affected by the criminal justice system in a busy, group environment.

Organisation aims and objectives

Families Outside works to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment. Our vision is for families affected by imprisonment to be treated with justice and fairness so that they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

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Frequency and commitment details

Groups take place once a month, with opportunities to support holiday trips as and when they arise

Restrictions

Subject to a PVG check
Experience required: Excellent communication skills, enjoys working with children and young people as well as parents and carers, non-judgemental, trustworthy and able to maintain boundaries and confidentiality.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers receive out of pocket expenses
Training details: Mandatory training is provided

Last updated 15 days ago