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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47071

  • Youth Activities Volunteer
    with Seal Dunfermline.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Working with vulnerable young people offers both challenges and rewards
     •  We aim to create a tolerant, stable and safe environment where they young people can rely on consistent support from volunteers
     •  In order that volunteers can effectively carry out this often demanding work, they are offered appropriate induction training and ongoing training in relevant topics connected to the work they are involved in
     •  In order to ensure that high standards of work and practice are obtained you will be expected to make a clear commitment to the children and to attending training, support and relevant group sessions
     •  This brief outline will hopefully confirm that volunteers play a vital part in the work with young people that Seal Association takes on
     •  It is very difficult to oversee the value placed on volunteers at Seal and the value of the relationships that develop - both to the young people and to the volunteers themselves
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Introduction to project expectations / support offered - opportunities offered to volunteer. Relevant training offered through Fife Council and Independent Training (also in-house where relevant).
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public Transport - 30p per mile if car used.

    Experience required:Ongoing volunteers needed. Caring, understanding, patient, honest (with self and others), good listener, good interpersonal skills, able to relate to young people. Confidentiality, open minded

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Members personal issues can sometimes be 'difficult'!

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsSeal House, 12 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline. Volunteers will be paid travel expenses where appropriate. Mon - 7 - 9 (10-13yrs) Tues 7 - 9 (13-16yrs) Thursday during the afternoon

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).