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The Lawfield Walking Bus was established a year ago and enables children to walk to school in safe, supervised groups. The Bus concept is a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly approach to walking large groups of children to school.
Each Bus has an adult 'Driver' at the front and an adult 'Conductor' at the rear. We sing songs, play instruments and tell stories on the way to school. The Bus can only be sustained if volunteers are available to be the Driver or Conductor, even on a rota basis. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' from home along the way. Everyone wears a reflective harness connected to a "Walkodile". The number of walking buses will depend on the number of children who are interested. We operate the buses every day for the journey to school.
Westmuir Tots provides a safe, educational, welcoming and supportive environment for families of young pre-school children living in Kirriemuir. They would greatly appreciate hearing from volunteers who would like to get involved to assist with snack, washing dishes and tidying up at their busy playgroup at the end of group sessions.
Volunteers would benefit from social aspect of being part of this friendly group. So if you would like to meet new people, gain experience and confidence within a busy, fun-filled environment, use your existing skills to help others or would simply like to get involved Westmuir Tots would love to hear from you.
Menstrie Tiny Tots is run by its members for its members. They welcome all parents and carers of children age 5 and under. The group meets each Monday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Children enjoy active play, arts & crafts and musical activities as well as a snack and drink. Tea and coffee are provided for parents and carers along with much-needed support. The group is a great way to get to know more people in the village and allows the children to make friends, helping the transition into nursery and primary school. The peer support has also been a lifeline for many new parents/carers to adjust to the new challenges raising a child/ren entails.
The group are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning and delivery of activity sessions. You will be involved in assisting to plan each session, and could have different themes/activities for each. For example having a crafts session, or games. Songs and stories are also a favourite.
To carry out this role, you will volunteer alongside parents, carers and fellow volunteers. The board members of the group are at the sessions, and will be your training and support network throughout your role. Experience working with children would be beneficial, but a cheery disposition, and a creative streak is what matters to bring fun and learning to each session.
Any training required will be carried out as much as possible "on the job". You will have the chance to shadow fellow volunteers, and go through a short induction. Additional training (such as food hygiene for preparing snack) will be arranged as necessary.
The project offers volunteers the chance to work with children and families living in the Mid-Craigie and Linlathen areas of Dundee. Volunteers are encouraged to play an active role in the project and participate fully in the planning, organisation and implementation of the groups. Opportunities include working within the project's out of school care setting and gaining practical experience of childcare, developing play opportunities and participating in after school activities. Volunteers also have the opportunity to become involved in the community development side of the project ie. project organisation and management. Access to training is provided to all volunteers and travel expenses reimbursed.
We are recruiting volunteers for our child services summer school holidays' play schemes, over 4 weeks. A minimum of two days volunteering commitment required.
Mondays – Thursdays
13th July - 6th August 2020 inclusive
Volunteers will receive an induction and will be under supervision at all times and will be involved in supporting primary school age children, with a range of learning disabilities such as autism, in a variety of creative, fun and practical activities such as arts and crafts, music, drama, dance and baking. You may like to share your own hobbies or interests with the children, such as music or football or help with an outing to the local swimming pool, soft play area or a trip further afield to Edinburgh or the Ayrshire coast
As an Assistant Playworker you’ll be working with an experienced Community Playworker and a Family Play Development Worker to deliver weekly family play sessions in Woodburn (first and third Saturdays in a month) or Gorebridge (second and fourth Saturdays in a month) and/or Mayfield (first Saturday of a month). Sessions last 1.5 hours, with a further 1 hour allocated for setting up, clearing away and associated admin.
You’ll work with the team to set up the play environment at sessions. This can mean arranging resources in an interesting way, or just putting different things out next to each other. During sessions, all playworkers are tasked with facilitating play. This might mean supporting participants to negotiate over resources, helping children manage risk, being involved in play when you’re invited, or simply helping children get involved. After the session you’ll help clear up, and contribute to completing a session evaluation.
Full free play training is provided to all Assistant Playworkers as part of the induction process, so no prior knowledge of play is necessary. Induction training also includes explanations of all policies and procedures relevant to the role.
Assistant Playworkers will complement the team and allow the team to provide more support where required, and to facilitate more ambitious play sessions.
This role requires membership of the PVG Scheme. This can take up to three weeks to process.
We provide affordable childcare to parents who work or at college, our ethos is a fun from home environment and we are advocates for children's play rights.
Volunteers will experience working within a lively, experienced and highly committed multidisciplinary team. Becoming a volunteer may enrich a career or be an opportunity to offer skills and natural abilities. Postnatal depression affects the whole family. Offering support at this stage in family life can bring about life-giving change and growth. Our creches are well established and of a high standard. Senior Creche Workers manage the creches and oversee volunteers.
The Holiday Clubs are split into two groups corresponding to Primary and Secondary age groups. The Clubs are based at the AHS but will take part in activities at various venues.
Northfield Community Centre is a popular and dynamic community centre and registered charity with a range of activities to support people and the community.
Our popular P1 to P7’s group (over 50 members) has been running for over 30 years now with the fantastic help of volunteers. We now need / have exciting volunteer opportunities for new people to assist volunteering at the group to keep it going. Activities the children/young people at the group take part in include arts and crafts, play etc. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity which also provides brilliant experience for volunteers. All volunteers are provided with excellent support and any relevant training e.g.: first aid, health and hygiene, basic child protection. All help is greatly appreciated and makes areal difference.
If there is anyone out there who would like to help out on a Thursday night from 5.00pm till 7.30pm at Northfield Community Centre, Byron Square, please contact Jacqui Innes, Centre Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or call 01224 695416.