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For many children and young people living in foster care can be unsettling but having someone there just for them to take them to the cinema, bowling, bike riding or for hot chocolate and cake can make all the difference.
You can make that difference!
We are looking for fun, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers from all different cultures, backgrounds and experiences who have a genuine interest in making a difference in the lives of children and young people.
If you are passionate about wanting to help young people, you have 2.5 - 4 hours to spare once a month and are ready to commit to a minimum of a 2-year volunteering commitment, this role could be right for you.
You’ll meet with a child or young person who is in care, to do a fun activity together.
You’ll help the young person to do what they enjoy and provide them with a positive adult role model. The consistent friendship helps the young person to build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience allows then to experience some stability in what is sometimes a changing environment.
Our Telford and Wrekin service is looking for adult volunteers in the area to meet with a young person once a month on a long-term basis or for as long as they want an Independent Visitor (Independent Visitor is the official Volunteer Title).
Our young people are aged between 8 to 18.5 years old and we have a number of young people already waiting for this service.
During your volunteering, you will gain valuable experience, skills and a sense of achievement as a well as initial mandatory volunteer training (virtual) ongoing supervision and support. Volunteer and young person session expenses are reimbursed within the scope of the Independent Visitor role and we have a benefits scheme which volunteers can access for discounts with services and retailers.
Please note that we require you to be 18 years of age or older to be considered for this volunteering role. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.
The social club is offering opportunities which are open to all but we would love to hear from the 50+ and who are looking to carry out some practical activity during the week.
The activities will take place on a Thursday morning between 10am and 12 noon undertaking minor repairs around the site, low level painting internally and externally couple with light weight pruning, weeding, car-park clearance, litter picking and fence painting.
We need help in the following areas:
1) Civil Engineering
2) Bricklaying/stone masonry
4) dealing with Local Authorities
5) organising events
6) taking minutes
8)3 phase electrical installation
10) heating and ventilating
11) internal/external painting
13) driving plant/equipment
14) vehicle maintenance
15) updating Social Media platforms/p>
We are looking for a creative writer to help the charity with its own newsletters that we aim to publish every other month. These tasks will not be made difficult for the post holder in anyway, and support is always available to all our volunteers when needed.
Necessary volunteer expenses available. Please note that we don’t have our own premises, so all our volunteers work from home. However, you will receive support from experienced volunteers and main point of contacts within the charity.
In return we can give you a reference if you’re looking for paid work. If you are passionate about helping people of all ages with a disability and/or carers, then you will find this role very rewarding.