make a difference to a young persons life
Current roles available
ABOUT THE ROLE
A group volunteer is someone who, after a period of training and assessment, will provide support to young people on a 1: 1 basis or to the group as a whole at the Project’s group outings. The Project facilitates 10 group outings per annum for socially isolated young people aged between 8 & 18, living in South Ayrshire.
WHAT DO THE GROUP VOLUNTEERS DO
To participate where possible in monthly group outings & volunteer support sessions (minimum of 4 per annum)
To be aware of the Project’s policies and procedures and adhere to them
To comply with Project’s administrative procedures
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
To attend and successfully complete Volunteer training course held over 4 sessions
To become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme
To commit to their role for a minimum of 6 months
To be sufficiently independent to meet travel requirements, by walking, public transport or car
Be comfortable working on their own independently and in group settings
Be able to seek advice and support from Co-ordinator when necessary
To be non judgmental, respecting people’s differences
To have an understanding or awareness of some issues faced by young people referred to the Project
To be able to focus on the needs of the young person
Be willing to participate in a broad range of activities
To be able to communicate well with others
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
New volunteers undertake a four week induction training & assessment period which consists of 4 x 3 hour sessions every week. Thereafter if matched on 1:1 basis volunteer sessions are offered on a monthly basis and comprise of a mixture of training, information and social events.
References can be given on request following successful 6 month commitment and fulfilment of role.
All out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.