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Young Carers Volunteer – Shropshire

Volunteer Vacancy

Young Carers Service – Shropshire

Just a couple of hours a week of your time could make a huge difference to young carers in Shropshire. If you are good at listening, talking and enjoy meeting new people then Crossroads Together could have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

Role title: Young Carers Project Volunteer

Responsible to: Young Carers Project Worker

Hours of volunteering: 3-6 hours a week

Place of work: Shrewsbury/Oswestry/Whitchurch/Craven Arms/Bridgnorth

As a Young Carers volunteer, you will be required to:

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that activities are safe and enjoyable for the young people in the group
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Attend the group(s) on a regular basis
  • Work as part of a team for the benefit of the young people in the group, to support other volunteers and
    the group leader as appropriate – e.g. encouraging participation, supporting with activity delivery,
    assisting with session paper work and ensuring young carers leave having had a positive experience
  • Work within safeguarding guidelines as per instruction or training, and hold this as the highest priority
    at all times

Click here to read more about our Young  Carers Service

A DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check is required for this role. This takes approximately two weeks and it’s free for volunteers.

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete the short enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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About You

About You
Any experience of interpersonal work or youth work would be useful but not essential as the role is to work under the instruction of the group co-coordinator with youth work experience
Skills you would like to share with us at the sessions i.e. arts/crafts would be desirable
Own transport to attend groups is required
The ability or willingness to engage and converse with young people from all backgrounds across a broad age range important

We Offer

We Offer
Supporting young carers in the community
Meeting new people and enjoying activities
Learning new skills from the training provided
Being part of a team that makes a difference
A chance to build confidence for future roles
A reference for future roles if required

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    For more information, please email volunteer@crossroadstogether.org.uk 

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