Youth Work Volunteer

  • VO54777


Description

The Youth Outreach Bus or ‘Red Bus’ as it has become known is a converted double decker bus which has been completely re-designed inside to become a mobile youth drop in centre for ages s1-s6 (secondary school). It has Playstations, Music System (which plays both internally and externally) and a widescreen TV which can play DVD’s and be connected to the Nintendo Wii.

We are currently expanding our volunteers and are looking for people to assist and engage with the young people attending in a positive and encouraging manner.

The bus currently operates in Dyce and Seaton, but is mobile and we are actively looking to expand to working in other parts of Aberdeen as well.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to help with the only mobile youth drop in centre like this in Aberdeen.

A great opportunity to help, make a difference for young people and the local community and be part of a friendly, supportive team of volunteers.

For more information please e-mail: info@dyceyob.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

The Youth Outreach Bus Trust or ‘Red Bus’ as it has become known as is a converted double decker bus which has been completely re-designed inside to become a mobile youth drop in centre for ages s1-s6 (secondary school). Youth Outreach Bus was an idea initially by the local community group P.A.R Dyce, in conjunction with members of Dyce Church over 2 years ago. The aim of the group was to provide an outreach platform to reach out to the young people in Dyce and to provide a safe and fun environment for them to meet. Led by an enthusiastic and committed team of volunteers from all age groups, assisted by a part time youth worker, helps ensure the young folk are looked after and are kept safe and entertained while on the bus. The bus currently operates in Dyce, but is mobile and we are actively looking to expand to working in other parts of Aberdeen as well.

Availability

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The bus currently operates in Dyce and Seaton in the evening time. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Individuals with an interest and heart for working with young people. Good communication skills.
Travel details: The bus currently operates in Dyce and Seaton, but is mobile and we are actively looking to expand to working in other parts of Aberdeen as well. Current location is close to bus route and also 5 minutes from train station.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We assess on a ‘case-by-case’ basis the approval and re-imbursement of any relevant expenses for volunteering in this role.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Good support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. All the Project Trustees are ‘hands on’ volunteers as well and will provide ongoing support. All volunteers are greatly appreciated by the charity and the people we work with.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 24 days ago

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