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Youth Education volunteers deliver interactive workshops to enable children and young people to understand, cope with and respond to crisis. The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour around migration and first aid emergencies linked to risky behaviour around drugs and alcohol, by working with young people to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills.
The content of the workshops delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the young people we are working with.
>About the Team:
The Red Cross want to provide education that helps people understand, cope with and respond to a crisis and develop resilient communities.
Through education programmes, staff and volunteers work together to educate adults (over 18 years old) and young people (aged 10-19 years old) across the UK to help them understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. To achieve this we will equip people with skills and build their confidence so they are able to act when needed.
>We educate young people in first aid, reduction of stigma and conflict in three risk groups:
* First aid relating to drugs and alcohol.
* Stigmatising behaviour towards refugees and asylum seekers.
>Typical tasks include:
* Delivering interactive workshops to groups of young people to reduce the harmful effects of conflict, emergencies or stigma. The topics of conflict and emergencies may include first aid (topics dependent on area)
* Assisting in the planning of workshops and preparation of resources
* Evaluation of the workshops
* Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery
* Care and maintenance of training resources
* Regular communication with your line manager
* We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation
>About the person:
Someone who is positive about young people and believes that they can make a difference. Previous experience of youth work or teaching is desirable however we also welcome those with no previous experience of working with young people but have a passion for education as full training and development is provided.
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any specific requirements.
>Also someone who is:
* Able to communicate effectively with young people.
* Willing to be adaptable and flexible.
* Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently.
* Eager to explore humanitarian issues and values with young people.
* Committed to developing young people's skills and abilities to help them be more resilient.
* Recognise the value of equality and diversity.
* Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers complete two full days of foundation training introduction the Red Cross and then role specific training and shadowing an experienced educator.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Annabelle Britton, Engagement and Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0161 888 8908.
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.
To work with children in a variety of settings which might include group work and individual support. To help ensure overall smooth running of club activities including the setting up preparation and the serving of snack as directed by the senior staff
The planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section, including other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants.
You could be involved in supporting people with their physical, skills or volunteering section - you would inspire and support them to work towards personal targets. You might want to supervise expeditions or assist with training the young people to undertake their expedition. The opportunities are many and varied but you will be making a difference to young people in Shetland.
Volunteer will take part in session playing with children, helping to set up and tidy room, ensuring a safe play environment for our children.
Provide support, advice and information to 16-25 year olds in need of assistance. Provide emergency food packages, laundry and shower facilities. Support young people to attend the local housing office and job cenre if required. Complete paper work and collate data in relation to support contact with young people. Develop working relationships with external support agencies to refer young people on in a planned and appropriate manner. Communicate effectively with the service delivery teams.
The Volunteer role is varied and can involve supporting children/young people to take part in arts and crafts, sports, cooking or drama, working behind the tuck shop and helping with a range of club projects. If you have a particular skill that you can bring to the club, e.g. football, crafts or music, that's great, but not essential, as what's important is that you can connect with and get on with children and young people. You will be supporting Youth Work staff, and so will be working as part of a team. The club generally operates during school term times.
You can work with children from the age of 5 up to the age of 18. We have 3 age groups including Anchor Boys (5 to 7), Junior Section (7to 10) and Company Section (11 to 18). You need to be 19 or older to be considered for the position. The disclosure certificate will be required before you can work with the children. You can pick any age group to work with and select which activities you want to engage with. We have a badge structure which you can get involved in a wide variety of activities including games, sports, hobbies classes and supervision duties.