Supporting Young People

  • VO38489


Description

Action for Children would like to offer suitable candidates a diversity of opportunities. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have a real interest in the wellbeing of vulnerable young people and families. There are opportunities for mentors, advocates, one to one work, groupwork and befriending.

Organisation aims and objectives

Action for Children has grown substantially since the early 1990's, with double the number of projects and a consequent increase of staff. Action for Children's strategic plan 2003/08 aims to further our growth and development to become "the UK's acknowledged voluntary service leader in the provision of high quality children's services". The plan focuses on both the work we do and the future shape of the organisation to safeguard our future in the longer term.

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2 to 3 hours per week with a min commitment of 6 months post training.The 12 session training programme commences in September. Applications accepted from July onwards & formal interviews iin August.Flexible

Restrictions

All volunteers must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure check.
Experience required: Experience working with vulnerable groups would be an advantage. However training will be provided to the suitable applicants who are willing to offer a commitment.
Travel details: At Action for Children Projects throughout Dundee.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: We provide a variety of training packages to suit the choice of the volunteer. We have internal core training that includes Equality and Diversity & Child Protection.We have also recently purchased specialist Mentoring training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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