Fife Young Carers

Charity registered in Scotland SC028201

To provide support for children aged 8-18 years who care for family members who have a disability/illness. We can give them some "me" time through our groups and 1-2-1 sessions.

Current opportunities

Trustees provide advice and assistance to help this important service to help young carers grow and develop. The Board takes the final responsibility for the direction of the organisation and require a variety of skills and expertise to ensure the success of the organisation. Fife Young Carers is an active local charity working with young carers between the age of 8 and 25 across the Fife area. The Board would like to attract people who can offer their time and skills to join the Board as trustees. The role will provide advice and assistance in the important service of providing support to young carers. The Board are seeking individuals with a wide variety of skills and expertise to join them in delivering this service.

Who cares about the carers? Fife Young Carers are looking for befrienders to support and encourage children and young people in attending activities. Giving just 2 hours a week can make a massive impact to a young person in your local area. Do you have two hours a week to spare and love a good natter? Are you passionate about helping young carers in the community? Are you good with young people? If so then child and youth befriending could be the perfect volunteer role for you. The children and young people are matched with a volunteer who provides companionship, supportive guidance, and access to a variety of activities, new experiences and opportunities. Short respite has been shown to have an incredible impact on a carer's mental health, letting them expand their social circle and putting them at reduced risk of crisis. Fife Young Carers are looking for inspirational volunteers who are calm & patient and can support and encourage their young people to access local activities that will enable the young carer to live a life out with their caring role.