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What will I be doing?
Aberlour Options Aberdeen support children who have complex needs through fun activities, regularly day trips and adventures. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support these activities, engaging with children either in groups or on a 1:1 basis and encouraging participation. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support staff to plan, prepare and run outings and activities. This may include outdoor activities such as trips to the park or the beach, or in-house activities such as arts and crafts or playing board games.
The impact you can make
Trying new activities can be a daunting experience for children and young people. As an Adventure Buddy, you can play an active role in encouraging children to take part in activities, develop confidence and experience new opportunities. By taking part in an activity together, volunteers can motivate and reassure children, and form trusting relationships.
The benefits to you
Adventure Buddy Volunteers gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to try something new. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
Adventure Buddy Volunteers typically support either in-house activities, day-trips or outings once a fortnight.
If you are interested in this role, please enquire or apply now.
When you take part in a volunteering project through Concordia, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference to a community, and to yourself. For nearly 70 years now, we've provided volunteering and work opportunities overseas and here in the UK. Today we work with 80 like minded, non-profit partner organisations from 60 countries, to offer medium and short term community volunteering, around the world. A selection of projects is available for teenagers aged 16 and 17. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.
Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteer pay an extra on arrival fee of approx. £150/200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.
Volunteering with a toddler group and family support at our outdoor nursery in Kincraig. Contact Jaci Douglas for more information. 07948310641
Friends For Life 6-11yrs Club: Helping with a range of activities at VSA's Saturday Fun Club from 12.30 - 2.30pm with children with additional support needs
Activities include helping,preparing, and taking part in, construction games e.g.: lego, play bricks, educational activities, sensory play, board games, arts & crafts, music & dance, indoor and outdoor play
The club is established, lively and has a good welcoming atmosphere.
For further details please email email@example.com / tel.: 01224 212021
Busy Bees Playgroup is looking for an enthusiastic, person who enjoys working with children. This opportunity is to help support our 2 Playgroup Leaders.
A variety of activities would be included in this role, from playing games, painting, craft making and most importantly having FUN !
Busy Bees is a small playgroup with up to 20 children aged between 2 yrs and pre-school nursery age.
A fantastic and enjoyable opportunity to help and gain good experience in a dynamic Playgroup and Community Centre. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference. For more details please contact:
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel.: 01224 828333
Would you like to Volunteer for Home-Start Deveron?
Home-Start Deveron is part of a national network that offers friendly, informal support to families with at least one child under the age of five years.
The daily stresses of bringing up a family can often become overwhelming and as a result parents find themselves unable to cope. Home-Start Deveron can help to alleviate some of the challenges that families face, through regular support from volunteers, who themselves have parenting experience.
As a Volunteer what would I do?
Volunteers visit families, in their own homes, for two to three hours per week. How you help is really down to the family itself, some might need someone to talk to, others might need more practical support with meal planning, cooking, reading to their children or finding out about local services. Volunteers can also help to run groups such as Stay and Play sessions and cookery classes for parents.
Can my support and friendship really make a difference?
The early years before children go off to school are vital and at Home-Start Deveron we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children. It's just that sometimes they need a bit of your help.
This offer of regular, flexible support can go a long way to helping families to get back on their feet. Parents grow in confidence, strengthen bonds with their children and regain a sense of the value of themselves as parents.
The Forres Area Credit Union are seeking a volunteer for their new savings club,based at Dallas Primary School. The main purpose of the role would be to help pupils run the club, including monitoring them when doing paperwork and/or dealing with money.
Duties would include:
- Ensuring the pupils correctly fill in the Collection Sheet of member's details and amount paid in
- Monitoring the pupils when completing details in the members savings book
- Ensuring the cash collected balances with the collection sheet
Lego clubs consist of a weekly 1 hour drop-in session in libraries. Lego Clubs are suitable for children aged 8 and over. Younger children to be accompanied by an adult. The role of the volunteer is just to supervise children, ensuring that they are safe.They are also expected to engage with children and to ensure that the club runs smoothly. Lego Club Volunteers need to be members of the PVG scheme.
The volunteers have very unique opportunity to support children and young people from 5- 18 years old with additional support needs during holiday playschemes. The playschemes run in accordance with Perth and Kinross Council school holidays. We run for 7 weeks throughout the year: 1 week in Easter; 5 weeks in summer and 1 week in October. We run on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm. We visit a variety of venues including the cinema, parks, museums, and the zoo. These playschemes are great fun for both the children and volunteers. Volunteers are required to stay with the child allocated to them, encourage them to join in, mix with their peers and enjoy the outings. Playleaders are on hand throughout the trips to support the volunteers. We welcome all suggestions from our volunteers and value what you can bring to our organisation.
The volunteers have very unique opportunity to support children and young people from 5- 18 years old with additional support needs during youth clubs. The youth clubs run on a Monday, 7pm-9pm for children 12+, a Tuesday, 6.30pm-8pm for children 5-12 years old and a Thursday at Gleneagles Day Opportunities. These clubs are great fun for both the children and volunteers. We encourage volunteers to take part in all the activities and their enthusiasm and attitude impacts greatly on our children and young people. Planned activities take place each week at youth club such as baking, sports and games. We also have regular movie and pamper nights for our older children and lots of sensory and messy play for our younger children. The activities vary depending upon the time of year and any current events or celebrations. We encourage the volunteers to share their ideas and skills with us and are delighted for you to have input into the planning and running of activities. We value your talents and skills and will happily put them to good use! We are always thrilled to take on new volunteers and you will receive a vast range of training to support you in your role. We welcome all suggestions from our volunteers and value what you can bring to our organisation.