Hundreds of thousands of children across the UK are caring for an adult. Many make sacrifices and miss out on parts of their childhood because they are desperate to help a parent who is sick or disabled - could you help for an hour or so a week to give some of those children a little fun and a return to childhood?
Our Young Carers project supports young carers of all ages who live in Hart and
Rushmoor by providing term-time clubs where they can get together and
have a bit of time-out from their day to day caring responsibilities.
Clubs encourage peer support, time to enjoy cooking, crafts and other
physical activities, and a time to to be able to talk to the youth
workers and young leaders who help organise the club sessions.
As a volunteer club helper you will support our youth club workers by assisting with small group activities, such as arts and crafts, cooking or physical activities - being on hand to chat with our young people and often providing an empathetic ear.
We have openings for volunteers at the following times and locations:
Monday at the Youth Rooms at The Tythings in Yateley from 7-8:30pm for young carers aged 13+ years,
Wednesday at Mayfield Community Centre in Farnborough
from 5-7pm for 7-12 year olds.
Excellent communication skills.
Available in term time only - either weekly or fortnightly.
We welcome volunteers from 16+ and this is a great role for anyone interested in gaining experience working with young people.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is not suitable for volunteers with learning difficulties or mental health concerns.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Free parking available at venues. Mileage expenses (and parking charges if travelling to other venues) are reimbursed at 45p per mile.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
Support to access youth work related training if of interest.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?