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Who Cares? Scotland

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Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number...

Group Work Support Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

We are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen their communities by supporting Care Experienced children and young people

We are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen their communities by helping Care Experienced children and young people engage in activities to 
build their skills and confidence and to be included, understood, respected, and valued in their communities.

The Group Work Support Volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people, providing supportive adults to ensure all children and young people can thrive 
and bring communities together.

This role will involve interacting with young people aged 6-26 years through supporting and leading on a variety of activities e.g. arts/crafts/sports/general youth work at our fortnightly 
sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.

Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society.

We aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with care experience.

What will I be doing?

  • Involved in the project from the planning stages and building the team
  • Supporting staff to plan & undertake activities
  • Supporting youth group sessions
  • Leading on activities & planning
  • Supporting young people’s sense of belonging and connection
  • Building community ties, ensuring Care Experienced people are welcomed within communities
  • Helping children and young people to have fun
  • Building children and young people’s confidence and self esteem
  • Being a positive role mode

What skills can I bring to this role?

  • Experience of working with children (Not essential)
  • A knowledge of issues affecting Care Experienced children and young people
  • Ability to work well with children and young people
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities

What qualities do I need?

  • To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed
  • Reliable and approachable
  • Friendly, helpful, and understanding
  • Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
  • To have a good value base, be open minded and level-headed


When will I be needed? 

  • Regular groups and events


Different locations available: East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire and Alloa

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Benefits to self

- A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential - Practical experience of working with children and young people - Experience to get back into the workplace or education - Have fun!

Benefits to others

- Support Care Experienced young people to engage in interesting activities. - Help Who Cares? Scotland to achieve their mission.

Support and supervision details

- Induction and child protection training - Role specific training - Expenses – all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed - Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator
  • TypeChildren, Education, Widening Access, Young People

Employability skills

  • Leadership 0
  • Professional 0
  • Personal Development 0

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