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  10 days ago
Young Carers Volunteer
Carers Trust

Voluntary Work


Are you friendly, able to listen, have a fun loving nature and ready to join in? Our Young Carers need you. CARERS TRUST EAST MIDLANDS ARE THE PEOPLE CARERS TURN TO ... We work with over 800 local carers and the people they care for, supporting people of all ages and disabilities, providing carers with essential breaks from the stresses of caring. A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends whose health or wellbeing could suffer without this help. About the Opportunity The Young Carers Service is funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and the NHS and operates throughout Nottinghamshire alongside the existing Nottinghamshire Carers hub. Young Carers are most likely to provide care for a parent, grandparent, brother or sister because that person has an illness or disability, mental health problem or problems with addiction to alcohol or drugs. This support service is for Young Carers who are aged from 7 to 17. The aim of the service is to increase the self-esteem of Young Carers, bring them in touch with their peers, reduce social isolation, gather their feedback on current services and get their ideas on how to shape future services. This exciting service supports Young Carers via carer support groups, local activities and outings. We are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers who want to have fun, join in activities and work as a team to help support the young carers. This role is wide-ranging and the support you offer will vary according to the needs of the young carers using the service and the activity or outing on offer. Whats in it for you? You will have the opportunity to:- -Join a friendly supportive team and make a real difference by doing something valuable and rewarding with your free time in supporting young people -Gain new skills and use existing talents to give something back to young people and the local community -Gain work experience if you are studying, considering a career change or looking for paid work in educational or working with young people -Experience the satisfaction of supporting young carers, alongside building meaningful relationships with those they care for and be part of an organisation that will value you Personal Qualities -Enjoy having fun and participating in activities -Empathy and the ability to be calm and patient -Reliable, with the ability to keep commitments -A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and a respect for the privacy of others -A friendly and sensitive approach -Flexibility and ability to operate within the boundaries of the role -Excellent listening skills and ability to build a rapport with others -Provide emotional and social support and help to reduce the impact of social isolation - To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young people. -To respect the personal choice of lifestyles of colleagues, carers and people with care needs, ensuring that equal opportunities principles are always applied Who will you be supporting? -Young Carers from aged 7 to 17 Expectations -Flexible hours to suit on a regular basis -A willingness to work without your supervisor Induction & Training -Volunteers are supported with a comprehensive induction session before commencement. The training will be relevant to your voluntary role and provide the opportunity to gain valuable skills. -It is a requirement for all volunteers working with vulnerable adults and children to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level. -We reimburse travel costs and will cover the cost of the DBS check. If you have any questions, would like to talk about any of our volunteer opportunities or to apply to join our volunteer team, contact Sue Cain, Volunteer Coordinator Thank you for your support.

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