Outreach Derwentside Group Support Volunteer

10 Oct 2017
09 Jan 2018
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

Outreach Derwentside Group Support Volunteer Type of opportunity

Children, Young People and Families

Opportunity -10988

We are seeking volunteers to enable young people, 18yrs - 25 yrs, with a vision impairment in the Derwentside area to reach their potential through one to one support.


North East

Where based?

Your Local Area

Additional location information

At various locations throughout your local area, depending on where activities are taking place. Volunteers may be asked to make their own way to a venue.

What you will be doing? Support children and young people, Provide support in running activities, Help young people achieve objectives, Offer guidance with activities

You will be supporting young people achieve their potential; Deliver a negotiated Personal Development Plan to Young People supervised by the local CYPF Coordinator

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Be a positive role model
  • Communicate at a variety of levels
  • Effective listening skills
  • Enthusiasm, confidence and patience
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Understanding of high standard of safety
  • Understand need for confidentiality

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to give something back
  • A chance to make a difference
  • New experiences and skills
  • Working with people with sight loss
  • Working with young people
  • A sense of achievement
  • Experience working in a National Charity

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate
  • Ongoing learning and development

When will you be needed?

Flexible, Thurs am

How often will I be needed? 2 hours Per Week Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

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