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Play co-ordinators

  • VO40732


Description

This opportunity is to help at a group for families who have children with rare, complex, special or additional needs. BANG has monthly meetings where parent/carers have a rare chance to get together, discuss issues or problems and get support and possible solutions. It also gives parent/carers of special needs children some much needed time out from day to day life.

The volunteer(s) would play with children (0-8 yrs), help with painting and crafts (making and help to serve snack. Parents will be responsible for their children and will be present in the room at all times. Toileting and changing needs will be dealt with by the child’s parent/carer. Of the children involved with the group, some have special needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other conditions. Some are siblings to the special needs child and have no special need. cards, pictures etc)

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aims are to provide support for families with children who have rare, complex or additional needs. We do this by holding monthly meetings for families so children can play and parent/carers can have some much needed time out. We provide regular trips and days out for the whole family so families who find it difficult or who do not have the means to have a trip can come along at no charge.

Availability

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2 hours monthly

Restrictions

Experience required: No skills are required for the volunteer, however we would like the volunteer to be discreet as strict confidentiality is required at all times as members may be discussing personal issues. They should also be approachable and caring.
Travel details: Tweedbank Community Centre, near Galashiels. We all make our own way there. Travel to be discussed with the BANG committee.

Support

Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago