Would you like to help children with disabilities by assisting with travel to and from our services in Aberdeen?
Aberlour Options Aberdeen is a short breaks service, providing residential, community-based short breaks and care at home for children and young people with disabilities. We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers play an important role in helping transport children to and from our service on our minibus, helping them to feel comfortable and secure. Our services are in the Bucksburn and Garthdee areas of Aberdeen, with journeys frequently across the Aberdeen City area.
Volunteer Drivers play an important role in helping children feel safe, secure and relaxed during these journeys. Volunteer Drivers put children at ease, who may otherwise be feeling anxious by interacting with children and being a friendly face to accompany them to and from the service. These interactions help to develop communication skills, building confidence and self-esteem.
Volunteer Drivers can gain a real sense of satisfaction from helping children with disabilities travel to and from the Options Aberdeen service, knowing they are making a positive impact and helping to make their time at Option Aberdeen enjoyable. Volunteer Drivers can gain experience working with children and young people, and become part of a supportive and encouraging team.
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Could you help create and maintain an innovative garden space for young people to use? Could you spare a few hours a week? We are currently looking for volunteers to create a fun, safe, sensory garden space and undertake garden maintenance for our children’s services.
Options Aberdeen provide short breaks and care at home for children and young people with a disability. Our services allow families to feel supported and take a break from their caring roles.
(NB: This role does not necessarily involve direct work with young people, but rather taking care of the garden for them to use. We are looking for volunteers who can take their own direction and use their own initiative, and you will be free to come to our centre out with the hours that the young people are there or, if you choose to, you can volunteer at times when they are there.)
-What will I be doing?
• Creating a fun, usable, safe gardening space
• Tree/ bush pruning, clearing leaves, weeding, planting and fence painting
• Creating outdoor features and a sensory space
• Creating a safe and innovative garden space to enable activities to take place.
-What skills can I bring to this role?
• Good communication and listening skills.
• Ability to develop and maintain a safe and creative garden space
• Ability to follow strict Health and Safety rules
-What qualities do I need?
• Enjoy being outdoors and active
• A positive, can do approach
• Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
-When will I be needed?
• A few hours per week/fortnight (Times to suit you)
• Minimum commitment of 6 months required.
-What will I gain from volunteering?
• A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people create a homely, fun garden
• Practical experience of volunteering with in a creative environment
• Opportunity to home your skills
• Be part of a professional and supportive team
• Have FUN!
-What support will I be given?
• Induction Training
• Role specific training
• Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
• Supervision and support from Service Staff.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For further details please contact Kathaleen Harvey at email at email email@example.com