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  • Volunteer driver - various Fife locations
    with Fife Young Carers

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47754 - Created/last updated: 01/05/2020


    About this opportunity:Could you take young people from various parts of the area to groups for social activities after school, weekends or in the school holidays?
    Young carers do not have the same opportunities as other young people due to their caring role. This can be caring for a parent with physical/mental health problems, alcohol/drugs/substance misuse. Caring can also be, where a parent has had to spend a lot of time with a child in the family that requires extra attention, examples of this could be having ADHD, Autism, physical disabilities or learning difficulties. Helping to care for a brother or sister can leave a young person feeling left out and confused as to why they do not get the same amount of attention. This can often lead on to a young person resenting their brother or sister.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:25
    Maximum age:65
    Training provided:drivers will have a contact number for development worker regarding any concerns.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - yes - monthly 40p per mile

    Experience required:An understanding that all children/young people are different, behave in different ways and come form a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Sense of humour and ability to laugh at ones self. Punctuality.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsFrom Young Carers homes in various Fife locations to groups and activities across Fife.

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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  - Volunteer Youth Worker
  - Charity Trustee
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Type of volunteering: Driving / escorting
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