Quarriers (Stirling)

Charity registered in Scotland SC001960

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives


Current opportunities

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. 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.

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! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to use your creative skills and plan activities with children and young people. 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. Main Tasks: The role will involve working closely with children and young people in creative ways to support their ongoing participation in democratic decision making. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with existing groups and create new ones supporting children and young peoples engagement in creative activities whilst learning and understanding their rights. Where & When: Weekly if possible in the Falkirk area, may include some evenings. The opportunity will be based within the Falkirk office and may require travel through the area. Commitment Required: To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least nine months. Training & Support Provided All relevant training will be provided, including a named person to provide support. You will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development. Transport: Access to a car is preferable but not essential.

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 Where & When: Weekly if possible in the Falkirk area, may include some evenings. The opportunity will be based within the Falkirk office and may require travel through the area. Commitment Required: To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least nine months. Training & Support Provided: All relevant training will be provided, including a named person to provide support. You will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development.