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Youth Group Support

Youth Group Support
Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Description of the role:

This is an opportunity for volunteers to work alongside staff, supporting Young Carers age 7-11 at our Budz Youth group. This takes place at St Johns Church, Bilton, every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Volunteers should be able to communicate well, willing to get involved with activities, or bring their own skills, such as football, crafts, cooking/baking, indoor activities that can be easily transferred for the interest of our young people.

In school holidays, trips and day outings take place and we often require bus escorts to support the “Young Carers Team".

Practical information:

After first informal contact, you are asked to complete a Volunteers Application and a DBS form. When references have been received, there will be a Carers Resource Induction, then the staff involved with the Youth group will do on the job training if required.

Travel expenses can be reimbursed for either fuel cost or public transport


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
St Johns Church
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

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Carers are encouraged to get in touch no matter how many hours they care or whether the person they care for lives with them or not.
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Carers' Resource gives tailored and confidential support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. The service is open to everyone and offers information and practical and emotional help to enable them to cope. Help is given to find training and employment opportunities and there are social and leisure opportunities for carers. Help is also available to parent carers looking after a child with disabilities. Young Carers are also supported through the Young Carers' Resource project.

Charity number: 1049278