Current opportunities

Loneliness and isolation are huge issues for many young people in Moray right now. As a volunteer mentor you would be matched with a young person who you would spend regular time on a 1:1 basis, building a trusting relationship. You'll take part in activities that is of interest to your young person, such as cooking, sports, and crafts and introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Mentors can range from age 14 and over and don’t have to have previous experience working with young people. As a mentor, you'll assist young people in solving problems and making informed choices. Mentors are well supported too, and you'll be given a full induction and role specific training as well as also any ongoing training opportunities.

Aberlour Options Moray offer a safe, homely environment for children with disabilities to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers can help support the service by assisting children and young people with travel during their stay. This can involving picking children up from their home with a staff member, taking them home after their stay, or helping them to access their regular activities while staying with the respite service. The impact you can make... Being away from home can be a daunting experience for children and young people. Volunteer Drivers play a key role in helping children and young people feel comfortable, secure and at ease from the beginning of their stay and throughout. Volunteer Drivers can impact on a child or young person’s experience through positive interactions, supporting them to participate in new experiences and to have an enjoyable stay with Aberlour Options Moray. The benefits to you... Volunteer Drivers can gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to participate in activities. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.