(Stornoway) Action For Children Volunteer

  • VO46994


We are looking for volunteers to carry out a variety of tasks depending on what they might like to get involved in. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside experienced staff having direct contact with children and young people following the child’s plan. This can include outings, activities and transport. We work individually with children and also do group work on a regular basis. Our children and young people vary in age form babies through to 25 years.
We are also looking for volunteers to assist with practical skills e.g. gardening, painting/decorating, cooking, art skills etc.
We are looking for drivers who could help transport children and families to appointments.
We are looking for volunteers who would be happy to fundraise.
We have opportunities for volunteers to work alongside our admin team.

Organisation aims and objectives

Action for Children is a national children’s charity which has been present in the Outer Hebrides for 14 years. We have 2 bases in Stornoway; one for community outreach and the children’s residential unit. We run 5 services 2 disability, 1 Children and Family Support, 1 Throughcare and Aftercare and the residential unit. We aim to provide needs led service for each child or young person referred to our services and aim to work in partnership with other organisations.











Experience required: Understanding of confidentiality, interest in supporting children reach their full potential, experience of working with children would be beneficial, spare time, practical skills
Travel details: In and around Stornoway, Lewis and Harris
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed weekly. Car mileage is 40p per mile
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Will receive core training on safeguarding and equality and diversity
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 days ago

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