VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
What will I be doing?
- Working one-to-one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
- Relationship-building and mentoring
- Instilling a growth mindset towards learning
- Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator
- Take part in relevant training
- Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependent on experience
- Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning
What skills do I need?
You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor.
- Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people
- Good relationship-building skills
- Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence/motivation
- Ability to be non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive
What skills and experience will I develop through this role?
We want to support our volunteers through their time with us.
- Satisfaction of giving something back and reducing the attainment gap
- Gain teaching, tutoring and youth work experience useful in careers working with young people
- Developing new enhanced communication skills
- Enhanced personal statement/CV
- Fulfill volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/Saltire Awards scheme if eligible
- Reference after 6 months
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
Manage, lead or support the operation of the Cubs Section. In particular, supporting the planning and delivery of a full programme with a diverse range of activities, with the help of the other Section Leaders and Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Running and attending weekly meetings alongside the other Sections Leader. Opportunity to attend camps with the Section or part of the wider Group and District.
Manage, lead or support the operation of the Scouts Section. In particular, supporting the planning and delivery of a full programme with a diverse range of activities, with the help of the other Section Leaders and Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Running and attending weekly meetings alongside the other Sections Leader. Opportunity to attend camps with the Section or part of the wider Group and District.
All kinds of families can find it hard to cope for all sorts of reasons, maybe because of the illness or disability of a child or because of post-natal illness, bereavement or loneliness.
Being a group volunteer provides an opportunity to encourage play opportunities between parents and children, to help reduce social isolation for families and be a listening ear.
The commitment would be 2-3 hours a week with full training and ongoing support throughout.
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.
*Summary of the role:
The Mum and Toddler Group aims to lead discussion amongst local women, and provide a space to build connections and community. The children range from 0-4 years old. At this age range, children are active, inquisitive and developing their personalities! The main goal of this volunteering role is playing with and caring for the children.
• Getting out appropriate toys and games for free play;
• Leading simple activities organised by the WFW;
• In time, and if they have appropriate experience, volunteers may wish to plan activities or games themselves;
• Adhering to training and guidelines given to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Stevie Stacy, Homelessness Prevention Coordinator North at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07436251810.
*Looking for a fun and exciting way to inspire the next generation? Help local children get active? Boost your confidence? Develop important life skills? Enhance your CV?*
Active Schools are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support existing activities or develop new ones to enhance the opportunities available to children throughout the City. Whether it’s football, netball, tennis, yoga, dance or multisport, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Opportunities are available before school, during lunchtime, after-school or in the evening. There is a Club out there for everyone! Most volunteers attend activities within their local area on a weekly basis and commitment is from as little as one hour a week.
Getting involved in an Active Schools Club will help get more children active and give them the opportunity to develop important life skills. Be it making friends, getting active, improving health and mental well-being or gaining self-esteem, the benefits of participating in sport is endless.
Aged 12-25? Boost your CV and prospects by joining the Saltire Awards. Gain certificates based on your volunteering and earn extra Young Scot award points for fantastic prizes.
Full support and training is provided to all volunteers.
To find out further information about becoming an Active Schools volunteer, please visit sportaberdeen.co.uk/active-schools/volunteer-with-active-schools/ or contact the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org