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Barnardo's (Aberdeen)

Barnardo's (Aberdeen)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

Barnardos purpose is to help the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential.


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Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families. We have several stores in Aberdeen-St Andrew Street, Union Street, Castle Street, Westhill, Jesmond Drive and Laurel Drive, Bridge of Don- all of them are very different, one of them is bound to be your perfect match! All volunteers receive great training, support and make a real difference. For more details you can either call into the stores individually or contact Debbie Barnham, Branch Retail Manager A3, Email: deborah.barnham@barnardos.org.uk / Tel: 01343 548781.

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer with Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to help support groups made up of children and young people who are part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s in Aberdeen. A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, or house work, or emotional support. Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people. A group volunteer will assist the staff member in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage the young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. If you have some time on your hands, are looking to gain experience or want to give something back into the community, come and volunteer for Barnardo’s! Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated. This is flexible opportunity; groups will generally run on a weekly basis, you can volunteer with us every week, every fortnight or every month depending on your own availability. The groups will predominately take place out with school time however there may be some opportunities for buddies to assist groups within school hours. There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our school holiday programmes. For more information please contact Susanne Fraser, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: susanne.fraser@barnardos.org.uk or tel: 01224 624090.

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to buddy with a child or young person who is part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s for Aberdeen. A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, or house work, or emotional support. Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people. We are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 8-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them. A 1:1 volunteer will support the young person to enjoy activities and experiences within the Aberdeen community therefore reducing isolation, and promoting their self-esteem and confidence. If you have some time on your hands, are looking to gain experience or want to give something back into the community, come and volunteer for Barnardo’s! Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Susanne Fraser, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: susanne.fraser@barnardos.org.uk or tel: 01224 624090.

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to help support our Aberdeen Young Carer events. A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, or house work, or emotional support. Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people. An event volunteer will assist at our Young Carer’s events such as summer outings, Christmas parties and young carer’s festivals. They will support the staff member in delivering any planned activities e.g. party games, and arts and crafts. They will actively participate with the activity, engage socially with the children and young people and encourage them to join in and have fun. Further opportunities within this role are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at recruitment events, or in fundraising for events. If you have some time on your hands, are looking to gain experience or want to give something back into the community, come and volunteer for Barnardo’s! Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Susanne Fraser, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: susanne.fraser@barnardos.org.uk or tel: 01224 624090.

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