Young Carers Volunteer Role

Description of the Volunteer Role: Our volunteers get involved in one-to-one support, workshops, events and activities. Volunteers are expected to work directly with children and young people who have caring responsibilities for one or more family members.

•To actively listen to the Young Carer/Young Adult Carer (YC/YAC)
•To enable the (YC/YAC) to identify their needs and concerns
•To help the (YC/YAC) develop social skills and self confidence
•To encourage the (YC/YAC) to pursue an active interest outside of the home
•To be sensitive and respectful of needs of all family members
•To carry out the responsibilities of the post with full regard to the volunteers policy
•To undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before commencing the role

Volunteers will come from varying backgrounds, bringing different qualities and expertise. It will be part of our recruitment that people are selected not just for their relevant experience but for their potential and life skills. Below is a list of essential qualities that volunteers should have or can acquire through the training programme.

•Good listening skills
•Communication – ability to communicate effectively with children, young people and adults
•Understanding/experience of young people’s issues
•Self-motivation – ability to work unsupervised and to use own initiative
•Able to give regular commitment to the project
•Applicants must be 18 or over
•To undertake an induction and participate in other training as required by the role
•A commitment to the project of at least 6 months
Contact information for applicants: To find out more, please contact:

Marilyn Crump
Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 0117 958 9906
Email: MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk
Closing Date: 14/01/2020
Organisation Name: Carers Support Centre
Your name & contact information: Marilyn Crump
Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 0117 958 9906
Email: MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk