Connecting Young Carers

Charity registered in Scotland SC020501

Connecting Young Carers is a Highland wide charity working to increase awareness of young carers and the vital role they play. We help young carers to access the support, advice and help they need to support them in their caring role.
Young Carers are young people and children who provide care and support to a family member due to illness, disability or long term health condition. This might be a parent, brother, sister or another close family member.

Connecting Young Carers are here for 5-24 year olds to provide support, days out, fun opportunities and the chance to meet other young people in similar situations.


Current opportunities

Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to assist them with their event programme throughout the year including school holidays and after school during term time. This may be of interest to individuals looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or a regular commitment depending on the volunteer’s availability.

Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to assist them with their programme of activities and events for young carers across Highland. These will be held after school and also during the school holidays. This is a flexible opportunity which may be of interest to individuals looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or for volunteers who can offer regular support either during the holidays or term time only, depending on the volunteer’s availability. The Activities Volunteer will provide assistance to CYC staff including the organisation and running of the activity, making young carers feel welcome, encouraging their participation and most importantly having fun.

Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to assist them with their event programme throughout the year including school holidays and after school during term time. This may be of interest to individuals looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or a regular commitment depending on the volunteer’s availability. The Activities Volunteer will assist with the organisation and running of Connecting Young Carers (CYC) events as and when required in various locations across Highland including: • Provide assistance to CYC staff with the organisation and running of CYC events • On the day support to help set up the event, organise registration, welcome young carers and answer any queries throughout the day • Engage with young carers and their families attending the events, encourage participation in the event or activity and make them feel welcome • Help promote the work of Connecting Young Carers • Comply with CYC policies and procedures such as confidentiality policy • To attend induction training in advance of the event.

Connecting Young Carers (CYC) are looking for a mini bus driver with a Cat D1 Licence to help with transporting Young Carers to a new after school club in Dingwall at the Dingwall Youth Cafe. The Volunteers would collect the mini bus from Fortrose Academy at 3.30 pm and transport the young carers to the CYC Dingwall Youth Cafe every second Tuesday, and return them home along the route back to Fortrose. The CYC DIngwall club runs from 4pm until 5.30 pm so the volunteers would be very welcome to join the activities within the club while they wait, or enjoy the free time until the return at 5.30pm finishing just after 6pm in Fortrose.