Young Carers' Project Activity Enabler - School Holidays

Children and young people | Children | Youth

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Location: 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF (see map)

Travel: Tolworth station. Princes Avenue bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

Age: Volunteers should be 16 years old and above+

What will I be doing?

  • Each school holiday we run a busy programme of activities and outings for young carers (ages 5-18). You will support the staff team at these activities/outings. Previous activities have included: drama workshops, art & crafts, football, horse riding, theatre trips and many more.
  • You will join in with the activities and encourage the young people to participate.
  • You will be there to talk to the young people and listen to what they have to say.
  • You will chip in wherever help is needed, i.e. set-up/pack-down, preparing food etc.
Volunteers and young carers taking part in a dragon boat race.

Volunteers and young carers taking part in a dragon boat race.

What impact will this have?

  • Your help will enable more young carers to access a much-needed break from their caring role.
  • You will help young carers to have fun and build a sense of identity outside of being a 'carer'.
  • You will help young carers to build their confidence.
  • You will provide young carers with a listening ear.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Before each school holiday we will send you a list of upcoming activities.You simply let us know which ones you can do.
  • We ask that you volunteer at least once every 6 months. Most activities take place in Kingston but there are occasional trips further afield (i.e. to the seaside).

Expenses

  • We will reimburse travel expenses and provide lunch for day trips.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Youth work
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Youth work

Training

  • You will attend a trial activity where you will shadow an experienced volunteer.
  • Before the summer holidays we provide a training session to help volunteers prepare for the busy summer period.
  • We will provide online training in child safeguarding.

Location

418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

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