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Volunteering Opportunity: VO72831

  • Volunteer Support Playworker
    with The Yard (Fife).

    Created/last updated: 07/06/2022

    About this opportunity:Volunteering with The Yard is the opportunity to be involved in excellent play opportunities for disabled children and young people and their families
     •  The centre in Kirkcaldy is play-based, where disabled children and young people and their families can come and have fun
     •  This opportunity would suit anyone who wants to be involved in supporting our members and their families and delivering excellent experiences along the way
     •  Rain or shine, our playgrounds offer everything from assault courses and bikes, sand and water play, to dress-up, crafts and baking - something for everyone
     •  Our volunteers very much enjoy being able to work with these children and young people and they get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the difference that they make in their lives
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers are invited to come to the centre for a tour and to meet the team, followed by a talk about The Yard, its ethos and what is expected from every member of staff and volunteer that's involved with The Yard. There will also be a chance to look at important policies, have a chat with the rest of the team and come in for a shadow shift.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses paid.

    Experience required:There are no specific skills required for this position. The volunteer needs to be enthusiastic, excited to work in a team, and above all passionate about delivering exceptional play to our young people. Experience is not a requirement for this position but a willingness to learn and play is essential.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: The Yard can give you more details on this.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place at the Argos Community Centre, 39 Appin Crescent, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6EJ. There are regular buses to the area from the train station and there are also car parking opportunities.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.