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  • Children's Worker
    with Families First St Andrews

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO62264 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Staff and volunteers provide services to children and young people between five and sixteen years of age. One to one befriending takes place once a fortnight and is centred on the needs and wishes of the child. Befrienders give children and young people individual attention and support, provide them with encouragement, and help reduce feelings of isolation. Popular befriending activities include baking, arts and crafts, local outings and swimming.
    we also run various groups for children and young people. These include groups in schools, groups for teenagers, and holiday activities during the summer holidays. Please see our website for more information.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Each volunteer is expected to attend four compulsory training sessions, including child & adult protection and induction, before they start their volunteering role. There will be opportunities for further training throughout their time volunteering with us. They will also receive regular support and supervision sessions with their named supervisor.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - If a volunteer has to take public transport to come to our centre to undertake their volunteering role, we will reimburse their fare.

    Experience required:Experience of working with children would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place at Rose Lane Centre, 132 South St, St Andrews, KY16 9EW

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the 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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Families First St Andrews has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
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  - Drivers
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Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Children

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