Quarriers

Charity registered in Scotland SC001960

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.


Current opportunities

Quarriers intandem Mentoring Service supports young people between 8 -14 years of age. It is a new and exciting initiative funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Inspiring Scotland. intandem provides mentors for young people who are looked after by their local authority and living at home across the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas. We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long term relationship with a positive adult role-model. The disruption children face leading up to, on coming into or leaving the care system can make this difficult to achieve within a family setting. intandem has been set up to help young people face these challenges. The service will match mentees with trained volunteer mentors to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship. Purpose of the Role: Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have 2 - 3 hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new Volunteer Mentor opportunity is for you! The Volunteer Mentors' main tasks will be to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with a child or young person aged 8 – 14 who is looked after at home. Working with young people, building a trusting relationship, improving their chances in life and promoting the wellbeing of every child. Main Tasks: Volunteer Mentors main tasks will be to: • Build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with children & young people aged 8 – 14 who are looked after at home. • Work in a person centred way with young people. • Provide opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities • Promote the wellbeing of every child through creative and fun approaches • Communicate and link with the intandem Mentor Coordinator on a regular basis. • Work as part of a team as well as on your own. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO YOU: • You can gain new skills and experience through helping a child or young person turn their life around. • We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support • Gaining new experiences and learn new skills • Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement • Improved physical and mental health wellbeing • Free training and development • Adding to your CV • Trying something new and meet new people • Have fun! Selection Procedure: Application form, interview, references and PVG disclosure.

Quarriers Village Supported Living is a care at home/housing support service. We currently support 32 individuals with learning and/or physical disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Purpose of the Role: Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and would enjoy working with adults with disabilities? Do you have a few hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new Volunteer Social Group Facilitator opportunity is for you! We are looking for friendly, outgoing individuals to facilitate our weekly social groups within Quarriers Village that is that is suitable for a wide range of individuals with learning and physical disabilities. To achieve engagement, reduce social isolation and enable people to feel included in their community. Main Tasks: Volunteer Social Group Facilitators main tasks will be to:- • Plan and organise weekly group sessions including various activities to ensure engagement, stimulation and participation. These may include Arts, Crafts, Health, Fitness, dancing and games. • Engage with people attending the social group and encoujrage them to meet new people, try new things to increase their social and physical skills and have fun! • To coordinate with staff around any financial aspects required in planning activities and resource. • Ensure tea, coffee, soft drinks available in “tuck shop” • Liaise with staff support teams around planned activities and budget. • Ensure health & safety measures are adhered too, including compliance around Covid19 safeguarding measures. • To ensure venue is cleaned and maintained. • Greeting members as they arrive and introducing new members to the group. • Feeding back any issues, comments, suggestions or incidents that have taken place during the weekly groups • To ensure venue is secure at the end of each session. What are the benefits: • Gaining experience in supporting staff • We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support • Gaining new experiences and learn new skills • Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement • Improved physical and mental health wellbeing • Free training and development • Adding to your CV • Trying something new and meet new people • Have fun! Selection Procedure: Application form, meeting, references and disclosure. Disabled Access: The venue is accessible with ramp at the entrance and an internal lift to the upper floor.

Quarriers Village Supported Living supports people with disabilities and epilepsy to live independently within their own homes. Young woman with mild learning disability and epilepsy, living within independent living in Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir. If you enjoy cooking, baking and social activities then this volunteer role is for you. We are looking for a volunteer aged between 35-55 who is interested in baking\cooking, to befriend a young woman supported by the service. We hope as the relationship develops you would support the young woman to go to trampolining, cinema and other social activities. This will allow the young lady to enjoy her favourite activities with someone who shares the same interests as herself. Main Tasks: The main tasks will be baking and cooking leading to social activities outwith the house and possible day trips away. What are the benefits: Gaining experience in supporting staff * We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support * Gaining new experiences and learn new skills * Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement * Improved physical and mental health wellbeing * Free training and development * Adding to your CV * Trying something new and meet new people * Have fun! Required skills, qualities and experience: You should have a keen interest in cooking and baking and able to follow recipe book. Chatty, bubbly down to earth with a good sense of humour and enjoy a laugh!. When and Where: Initially within young lady’s own home in Quarriers and then supporting her to enjoy activities in the community. Commitment Required: To get the most out of the role it is hoped you can commit for at least 9-12 months. Disabled Access: Garden floor flat with disabled access. Selection Procedure: Application form, meeting, references and disclosure.

Quarriers Falkirk Children's Rights Service is an independent service which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who are care experienced or those with additional support needs, however we will not turn any child or young person away. Our focus is to empower the children and young people we support to participate in the decisions that affect their life. We want their voice to be heard and be at the heart of decisions that affect them. Purpose of the role: Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have a few hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting service that makes a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new Children and Young Person Information Volunteer opportunity is for you! You will be working as part of Falkirk’s Children’s Rights Service and will ensure the service supports and encourages children and young people’s ongoing participation in expressing their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. Young people become more confident and empowered when they see their views are being heard and taken seriously. Their self-esteem improves and they become more likely to actively participate in all areas of their lives. Main Tasks: The main tasks for the Children and Young Person Information Volunteer are:- • Promote and raise awareness of the service and the rights of children and young people • Administrative duties • Dealing with enquiries • Partnership working with children, their families and other professionals • Provide individual relationship-based assistance to children and young people ensuring their rights are safeguarded What Are The Benefits: • Gain new skills and experience through supporting children and young people by ensuring their voice, views and rights are heard when it comes to decisions that impact their life. • Working with staff and building team working skills • We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support • Gaining new experiences and learn new skills • Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement • Improved physical and mental health wellbeing • Free training and development • Adding to your CV • Trying something new and meet new people • Have fun! Selection Procedure: Application form, interview, references and disclosure.