Enable Ayr & District SCIO


 

 

Youth Group Volunteer (Learning Disabled)

ongoing opportunities

 

What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?

Where?

When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?

 

Role Description

We are looking for volunteers to help with our TARDIS Youth Group facility for young people (age 16-24 with Learning Disabilities) to enhance their social opportunities.

Our TARDIS Youth Group runs on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and provides various activities including pool, tabletop football, guitar & keyboard tuition for fun, computers and gaming, jenga, arts & crafts, disco’s, movie & popcorn nights etc.

We are looking for a commitment of a couple of hours per week to encourage and befriend these young adults to help increase their confidence, self-esteem and resilience. We are also trying to reduce their social isolation by seeking out opportunities to enable them to access positive social activities within their local community.

We have a fantastic group of young adults who regularly attend TARDIS to take part in the activities and to learn new skills and have fun! They just need you to help give them encouragement, support and help find their hidden talents, working towards being more independent and socially included!

 

About this organisation

ENABLE Ayr & District SCIO is a registered charity dedicated to helping people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Down’s Syndrome.

We are based in Sutherland House, Prestwick Road, Ayr. We have lots of clubs providing social activities for adults, mainly in the evenings, which include Arts & Crafts, Pool, IT Skills, Disco, Drama, Swimming and Coffee Buddies. We also have a Youth Group for age 16 to 24. We operate a weekly drop-in Help Group and offer mentoring and befriending. However, to continue to provide this, we need volunteers. Can you spare a couple of hours a week to make a difference in somebody’s life?  If you can please call us today on 01292 266121. Thank You!

 

What could you gain?

Induction Training

 

Where?

Sutherland House

123 Prestwick Road

Ayr

KA8 8NJ

 

When can I volunteer?

Ongoing

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
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Skills/Experience Required

Age 16 and over

Outgoing, fun, sense of humour, have good values and non-judgemental, respect people’s differences

Able to communicate well with others

Have good listening skills

Friendly and approachable nature

Be honest, reliable and trustworthy

Have a passion to improve the life of vulnerable people

Respect Confidentiality

Any hobbies or interests (e.g. in Arts & Crafts, Music etc) that could be shared with members of our Youth Group would be great (but not essential).

 

Requirements for starting the role

Application Form

Informal Interview

PVG (no cost to volunteer)         

 

 

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0141 849 4420
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