Volunteer in Camden or Southwark to Support Looked After Children

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Location: 351 Southwark Park Road, Bede House, London, SE16 2JW (see map)

Travel: South Bermondsey station. Raymouth Road bus stop.

Start date: 12/07/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Monthly Activity Days (MADs) run once a month on a Saturday or Sunday, working with up to 15 young people during each session. 
  • Volunteers act in a supportive, befriending capacity ensuring that the day runs smoothly and safely as well as providing a high quality experience for the sibling groups who attend.
  • Siblings Together, Monthly Activity Days provide brothers and sisters separated through the care system and adoption process, a chance to spend time together having fun.
  • Come and assist at these days, doing anything from ice -skating to kayaking and make a real difference for children in care.
Siblings Together

Siblings Together

What impact will this have?

  • With over 40,000 children in care separated from their siblings there is a real need for focus on maintaining sibling contact.
  • Giving brothers and sisters separated in care the opportunity to meet each other on a monthly basis
  • Providing young people with days filled with fun activities spending time together in a safe environment

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Will need to commit to attend one day per month, ideally for a minimum of 18 months

Expenses

  • Travel expenses will be covered within reason and with a receipt.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Entertainment and music
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Entertainment and music
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional

Training

  • Good, regular supervision / debreifing and support throuout the duration of your commitment.

Location

351 Southwark Park Road, Bede House, London, SE16 2JW

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