Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.

We began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We became Children 1st in 1995. We did this to say that children are at the heart of everything we do. And that not only do we want to prevent harm - we also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve.

We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.


Current opportunity

Family Wellbeing and Befriending Volunteer North and East Ayrshire This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Family Wellbeing HUBs in North and East Ayrshire. We work alongside children and families, at home or in spaces that feel most comfortable for them, helping them to find solutions to the challenges that they face. Our aim is to help children and families recover and move on from trauma and/or adversity. We offer support to them as a whole family to access our community engagement events, money advice and/or family support. Volunteers will spend a few hours each week either with a family group, one to one in a befriending relationship, or in a group environment, depending on their interests and the needs of the community. Further Information To apply and for futher information and a chat please visit the website. Job title: Family Wellbeing and Befriending Volunteer - East and North Ayrshire Interview date: It is anticipated that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis