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  • Volunteer driver
    with Fife Young Carers

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47754 - Created/last updated: 27/09/2017



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    About this opportunity: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:Please contact us to find out when this opportunity 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 home in West Fife to Inverkiething on Wednesdays (5.30 - 8) as well as school holidays and occasional weekends.

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

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    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
     
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Type of volunteering: Driving / escorting
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