We are looking for volunteers who are keen to assist in looking after children (ages 5 - 12) as part of our ‘Legal Guardian Date Night’ initiative. Global Family are looking to provide respite for Foster Parents and Kinship Carers who are looking after children in the care system.
Global Family will provide a safe space for the children and you will supervise them (alongside one member of staff) playing games, watching movies etc.
This will be held on the last Saturday of every month between 6-9pm, dates below:
Girlguiding has been at the heart of Westerton District for 75 years. We urgently need new leaders for Brownies and Guides.
Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women; help to grow their confidence and develop their voice while having fun and adventure. When you volunteer you’ll have fun, get messy, meet new people and make happy memories.
Weekly meetings are at the heart of Girlguiding. As unit leader, you'll plan and deliver activities for the Girlguiding Programme from a range of themed resources. You'll have support throughout and training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.
This is a fantastic opportunity to use current child care and hospitality skills or to develop new ones. The playgroup is well attended and is a wonderful atmosphere.
Duties include helping with setting out toys, craft activities, snacks and occasional help with teas and coffees for parents/carers.
There is opportunity to develop skills in leading craft, story time and games if desired. Volunteers would engage with the children during free play, being mindful of health and safety, modelling sharing, praising children's creative ideas etc. Volunteers would be warm and welcoming to parents and carers encouraging them to engage in play with their children and stepping in to play while parents/carers have a chance for a cuppa. Duties also include tidying up, cleaning the assigned toy set , and putting away toys and crafts.
This is a joyful, fun team who work hard to ensure the children and families have a positive and enjoyable experience while they are with us. You would be a welcome member of our team. This is a term time opportunity on Thursday's. The group runs from 1pm until 2:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 12:30 until 3pm each week.
If you are interested in helping and for more details please contact Claire van Geete, Children and Families Development Worker at email: CVanGeete@churchofscotland.org.uk or tel.: 07526465105.
**All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind**
Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire young people in Aberdeen to cycle or walk more? Volunteer with I Bike!
I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.
Good training and support is provided to all volunteers including an online Welcome Session, Child Protection Training, Cycling Skills and Bike Repairs. For most activities you don't have to own a bike to join in - bikes and helmets can be provided depending on availability.
I Bike aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools, supporting activities for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks, bike maintenance and much more! What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?
Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website link at https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/home/volunteers/
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Anna Whealing, Project Officer, I Bike Volunteering, Sustrans Scotland at email: Anna.Whealing@sustrans.org.uk
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
A group volunteer with Aberdeen Young Carers will assist staff members in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. They will also have the opportunity to lead groups if they wish to.
At this time we are predominantly looking for volunteers for our weekly sports groups alongside Sport Aberdeen – these will be held at multiple schools in Aberdeen City on various days at various times. Some will be after school or at lunchtime and we will be looking for a commitment of an hour a week during term-time.
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our monthly groups, school holiday programmes, on an ad-hoc basis or at events. Events typically include summer outings, Christmas parties and Young Carers’ festivals. Further opportunities are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at groups.
To apply for this role – please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16049-children-s-activity-support-group-helper-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact Jacqui Hall, Volunteer Coordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07783 848410 for any more details.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Our Introduction to Sport class is aimed at Under 5's & their parent or carer. Little one's have the chance to explore a range of sports equipment inspired by Free Play and structured games or activities. The sports coaches help with all aspects of the class. They plan and execute a fun and enjoyable session which allows the families to interact with one another and build positive relationships through sports. Songs, Dance & Smiles is an intergenerational class that is aimed at Under 5’s & their parent or carer and older adults. The hope is to create relaxed sessions that bring joy and form long lasting friendships. Participants are led on an adventure of exploration and magic as they learn and develop language and social skills using a variety of props that stimulate the imagination and senses. Sessions are created to focus on interactive participation for everyone.
What you could expect:
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Collecting fruit from the local supermarket
• Session planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with the families
• Completing risk assessments
Were looking for someone with
• The ability to participate in the delivery of sessions
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
We ask for commitment of 1 hour per week. Introduction to Sport is delivered on a Saturday morning. Songs, Dance & Smiles is delivered on a Thursday morning.
Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us.
What’s in it for me?
Volunteering at these groups has several benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with members of the local community
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team of coaches
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing your ability to deliver sports sessions
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
Volunteers play a vital role within GCBN. We currently have over 40 fully-trained volunteer responders working across Grampian to support bereaved children and their families.
If you live within Highland, are over the age of 18 and eligible to join the PVG Scheme and would like to help a bereaved child as they come to terms with the loss of a loved one then we’d love to hear from you!
Take a look at the role descriptions below to see which of the two options are most appropriate to your interests and skills and if you feel you would could join our team, then please get in touch!
Volunteer Responders: Our trained volunteers receive referrals and visit families within their own homes to provide appropriate support and guidance to the families this can include direct work with the young person/s involved.
We will be running our annual summer school from 4th-29th July on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and are looking for a creative and enthusiastic children's workers for our students' children-mainly refugees for family learning sessions.
The main responsibilities are:
- running children's programme in line with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations
- creating a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play
- delivering age-appropriate activities
- working closely with parents and/or carers, giving them a high standard of customer service
- working with colleagues and other professionals to make sure that children’s needs are met
- making sure that equipment, such as furniture and toys, is in good condition
- keeping register up to date
The children could be between 1-11 years old. Most of them will be from Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan.
The creche and family learning will run 10am -4pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri at Level One (61-63 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 1AP). Parents will be in the same building and will look after the children during break times: 11:30-11:45, 13:00-14:00 and help out at the family learning sessions. You can choose 2 or more morning and/or afternoon sessions.
Wednesday is a day off as everyone goes on a full-day excursion.
Our school has a lot of toys and books and budget for craft materials.
A successful candidate will need to go through a PVG process (free).
Skills and Experience Required:
- must love working with children
- respect for other cultures
- excellent organisational skills
- excellent communication skills
- childcare related experience
- punctuality, honesty, reliability
Please apply here: https://forms.gle/TqzACyVJ78p6w8fj6
Our After School Club is currently open to children who go to school in Douglas (Dundee). We need positive and enthusiastic people to help us make it happen.
Volunteers’ main tasks are:
• Befriend the children - the strength of relationships we build with the children is key to our success. We need committed people who love being around children, cope well under pressure and who have a good sense of fun.
• Support the musicians in sessions – volunteers make a huge difference by encouraging children to concentrate and join in. You will be a strong role model to support them to learn..
• Help with set up and tidying away – getting the right instruments and the right chairs in the right place…
• Supervise children on the walk from their school to the club – chat with children and ensure they arrive safely. Be with them during snack time, hearing about their day.