Volunteer Sessional Worker

  • VO65532


Description

To work alongside other staff members to provide a drop in service and weekend/holiday activities in a safe and non-judgemental environment for the young people of Teviot and Liddesdale.

Setting up and tidying away of areas within the project and keeping the areas safe for other team members and young people.

Encourage young people to participate in activities and projects.

Challenge unacceptable behaviour whilst working alongside young people using the project.

To challenge and support the views and opinions of young people accessing the project.

To assist in the setting up and recording of events and information at the end of each session.

Organisation aims and objectives

Escape Youth Services is a locality wide youth provision delivering youth work opportunities throughout the Teviot and Liddesdale area of the Scottish Borders to young people aged 9-18. Our vision is to enhance the lives of young people, building a positive future, by developing and sustaining a supportive service where young people can succeed and increasing the range, quantity and quality of youth-led provision. Our outcomes for young people are to increase confidence, self-esteem, skills development, and achievement and we will continue to strive to meet the needs of local young people and involve them in the development of the service wherever possible to ensure our service is enjoyable, relevant and offers choice and progression onto further opportunities and experiences.

Availability

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4 hours but they can be weekly/fortnightly/monthly to suit volunteer .

Restrictions

Young people 16-18 to assist in sessions for the P5-7 age groups only (Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings at Denholm)
Experience required: An interest in working with young people and the ability to challenge and support them in the issues affecting them within their community. Enthusiasm is more important than qualifications. Ability to work well in a team.
Travel details: Escape Youth Café Hawick or Denholm Youth Club (village Hall)
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 40p per mile travel.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full induction plus child protection, first aid and other youth work areas as and when required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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