We have a number of exciting volunteering opportunities available, and would like to recruit volunteers across Angus Carers Centre to support the services we provide to unpaid adult and young carers for the following roles;
Young Carers Befriender
Our Young Carers Befriending Program provides a safe framework for a befriending relationship between a volunteer and a young carer aged 8–16-year-old. This opportunity gives good experience in working with young people or allows you to use skills already have. Volunteers need to be reliable and responsible, have good communication skills, enthusiasm and be a good listener with an awareness of the needs of young carers. We ask volunteers to flexible and available after school, in the evenings and at weekends.
Young Carers Group Support Volunteer
We are looking to recruit volunteers to support our young carer’s group activities. These take place in the evenings after school or in the holidays. The groups provide respite for our young carers and are real good fun and we are looking for volunteers that are quite active and enjoy being outdoors. During the current situation we have also been running virtual groups so we will require a reasonable knowledge of IT. Volunteers will need to be reliable and responsible, have good communication skills, enthusiasm, be a good listener and an awareness of the needs of young carers.
Families Programme Support Volunteer
Our families program provides a variety of activities to the whole family where there is a child with a disability. The program works with the whole family including siblings, parents and guardians and the aim of the program is also to bring parents together. Volunteers will be involved in supporting these activities and we are looking for volunteers that are quite active and have some understanding of the needs of children with a disability. Volunteers support children to engage with activities and will require patience and motivation with an ability to engage with a range of age groups and abilities.
Volunteer Telephone Befriender
Our telephone befriending service provides a weekly call from volunteers that check on the befriendee’s wellbeing and provide a listening ear. Calls last approximately half an hour and the volunteer is provided with guidance on conversations. The service runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and the volunteer provides feedback after each call.
Adult Carer Befriender
As restrictions ease are returning to face to face befriending for Carers/ Cared for. We are looking to recruit more volunteers for this very rewarding opportunity. Volunteers spend a couple of hours each week supporting the family by spending time with the carer or the cared for to give the carer a much needed break from their caring role.
Book Club Volunteer
We are looking to expand our successful book club and are seeking a volunteer who likes books and is happy to discuss their thoughts with others. The meetings at present take place over zoom so we are looking for someone who is confident with IT and video conferencing. Monthly meetings take place during the day and last about an hour. We provide the volunteer and the carers with the chosen books and the club provides the opportunity to create a community around books
Walking Group Volunteer
We are looking to recruit volunteers to lead and support Carer Walking Groups throughout Angus. These will be short health walks under 5k and taking about an hour. We will provide training and support and this provides the opportunity to meet with others and share walking time together.
Adult Carers Group Support Volunteer
Our popular support groups take place throughout Angus and we are looking for volunteers to support the groups. These have been taking place via video conferencing, but with restrictions lifting the groups have returned to a mix of face to face meetings and zoom. The groups are led by a Carer Link Worker and the role of the volunteer is to come along and help out with facilitating the meetings. The groups are informative and give carers a break from their caring role.
We are looking to recruit volunteers who have their own car and are able to offer a few hours supporting our carer activities. In the past this has included driving young and adult carers to appointments, and also the delivery of treat packs to adult carers and activity packs to young carers. We pay volunteer expenses and the opportunity can be extremely rewarding.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities then please contact our Volunteer Development Worker Jim Dallas on 07387 017442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our volunteer enquiry form here. Full training is given for each role and potential volunteers will be required to complete a volunteer interview/ chat on Zoom.