Young Carers Voluntary Support Worker

  • VO81668


Description

Stirling Carers Centre offers a service to unpaid carers in the Stirling Council area, irrespective of the condition of the person they care for. The services offered include: information, support, advice, welfare benefit checks, advice on rights and entitlements, etc. We also have a Young Carers Project that supports young carers aged between 7 to 18 years old through group work; day trips and residentials (overnight short breaks); and the provision of 1:1 personal support in the school environment.

The young carers referred to our service join our age specific groups - these give the young carers a vital break from their caring role and enable them to mix with others like themselves. Our groups, day trips and residentials are supported by volunteers without whom we could not provide such valuable services.

The Young Carers Voluntary Support Worker will help with our Young Carers Groups, day trips and residentials. This involves working with the Young Carers Officer and staff to support the planning and running of group activities and in the day trips and residentials many of which take place during the school holidays.

This role is very rewarding and makes a real difference to the lives of these young people - it provides volunteers with an opportunity to build on or learn new skills and increase confidence in working with young people.

Organisation aims and objectives

Stirling Carers Centre offers support to unpaid Carers in the Stirling Council Area, irrespective of the condition of the person they care for. The services offered include: information, support, advice, welfare benefit checks, advice on rights and entitlements, etc. We also have a Young Carers Service that supports young carers through group work and 1:1 personal support.

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Urban groups – 3 hours per fortnight Rural groups – 3 hours per month There is the opportunity to volunteer at more than one group Minimum 9 months from start date

Restrictions

Ability to relate to young people, able to deal with sensitive situations, able to work as part of a team; willing to play games and have fun at the group with the young carers; willing to be involved in young carers day trips and residentials
Experience required: No maximum age as long as volunteer is able to relate to young people and participate in activities
Travel details: The groups are located in different locations across urban and rural Stirling, more information available upon request. Can drive and has access to own transport (this is desirable not essential).
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses reimbursed for car mileage or public transport (on production of receipt) quarterly via bank payment
Training details: Training needs can be identified at any time by volunteers to the service coordinator or young carers officer, or discussed as a group at our annual meeting
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 18 days ago

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