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Independent Visitor - Children's Rights Service

Purpose

To be an Independent Visitor for this service and to befriend and advise a child or young person who is looked after by the Local Authority
Independent Visitors are positive role models who provide children and young people in care with a reliable relationship built on trust.
An Independent Visitor is 'independent' as they do not work for the Local Authority. They remain independent of professionals involved in the child or young person's life.
To provide a long-term supportive relationship to looked after children and young people.
To promote the health, well-being and best interests of the child or young person as outlined in their care plan.
Through monthly visits Independent Visitors dedicate their time getting to know a child or young person in order to provide a listening ear and advice, and share in their hobbies, interests, hopes and concerns. They encourage the child or young person to talk about issues important to them and support them to communicate their feelings to others. Independent Visitors introduce the child or young person to new experiences and enhance their social network.

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Community Development Volunteer

Purpose

To increase reach across Wythenshawe

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Office Support (Regulated) -Volunteer Receptionist

Purpose

Overall role: Our Volunteer Receptionists are able to offer practical support to services. They support with the quick and effectively running of a busy admin and reception department, supporting staff, service users and visitors to the service.

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Independent Visitor

Purpose

To provide a long term supportive relationship to looked after children and young people (18-25) under the care of the Local Authority
Independent Visitors are positive role models who provide children and young people in care with a reliable relationship built on trust.
An Independent Visitor is 'independent' as they do not work for the Local Authority. They remain independent of professionals involved in the child or young person's life.
To promote the health, well-being and best interests of the child or young person as outlined in their care plan.
Through monthly visits Independent Visitors dedicate their time getting to know a child or young person in order to provide a listening ear and advice, and share in their hobbies, interests, hopes and concerns. They encourage the child or young person to talk about issues important to them and support them to communicate their feelings to others. Independent Visitors introduce the child or young person to new experiences and enhance their social network.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from Male applicants, as the young people on our current waiting list have specifically requested to be supported by Male IVs.

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Activity Support Volunteer

Purpose

The volunteer will provide confidential and impartial support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people (up to 25 years) on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability.

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Activity Support Volunteer

Purpose

We run activities for disabled children and young people and their siblings.

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Helpline Support

Purpose

To support children and young people (up to age 19 years) via online BOSS website
Barnardo's provide an online safe and confidential website to support the wellbeing and mental health of young people, aged 11 -19, living in St Helens. Young people log onto the website to gain access to information or signposting to other websites. Young people can also access the opportunity to enter a live chat room to receive support. We are looking for volunteers to respond to the chat room enquiries.

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Accommodation Provider (Supported Lodgings) Kirklees & Calderdale area

Purpose

Futures office is based in Leeds and works with volunteers/accommodation providers who offer support to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 21.
We are currently looking to expand our existing Supported Lodgings provision and would welcome interest from local people in the following areas Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.

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Activity Support Group Helper - Positive Identities

Purpose

To support the team to facilitate a youth group IDENTITY for young people in Calderdale that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ). This group meets each Thursday 5.00-8.00pm at a location within Halifax. This offers LGBTQ young people the opportunity to meet in a safe venue, to be themselves and meet like-minded young people. Support is also offered by the staff should any of the young people raise any specific issues.
There will be activities, games, snacks and a structured programme of events as agreed in consultation with the young people which can include guest speakers. The Group Support Volunteer will assist in facilitating group sessions which may involve games, arts and crafts and various other activities, as well as general supervision of the groups.

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Befriender

Purpose

Kirklees Young Carers Supports young people who care for a family member with a mental health problem, physical disability, long term illness or substance misuse problem.

The role is a dual role of befriender and group support volunteer.

As a befriender the volunteer will provide a listening ear and be a companion for the young person. a session will be 3 - 5 hours every week or fortnight and consist of a free/cheap activity such as going to the park, bowling, cinema trips, museums or something more practical support such as homework.

for group support, the volunteer will assist with transporting young people to and from the groups in their own car. At the group, the volunteer will assist with the running of activities and general supervision.

Befriending will take place on evenings and/or weekends.

The groups run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30=6.30pm but volunteers must be available from 3.30-7.30pm to transport young people to and from the group. Volunteers can be involved with either or both groups. Each group runs once a week for 8 weeks. There will be around 4 groups a year, volunteers are not required to support with every group. all applicants must be available at these times.

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Children's Activity Support - Play Group - IM2

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities/advice for children and young people, offering support to disabled/special needs children and young people to enable them to access inclusive play provision.

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Volunteer Mentor

Purpose

We are looking for volunteers to either be a Mentor or Independent visitor to support Children & Young people living in care and care leavers.
You will be matched with a child / young person and the contact times this could be weekly, fortnightly, monthly this will be for 9-12 months.
If you have any spare hours and would like to become a trusted adult supporting the children/ young people please use the
contact details below.
Training will be provided & out of pocket expenses.

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Independent Visitor

Purpose

We are looking for volunteers to either be a Mentor or Independent visitor to support Children & Young people living in care and care leavers.
You will be matched with a child / young person and the contact times this could be weekly, fortnightly, monthly this will be for 9-12 months.
If you have any spare hours and would like to become a trusted adult supporting the children/ young people please use the
contact details below.
Training will be provided & out of pocket expenses.

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Befriender - Young Adult Carer's Social Group Support

Purpose

A young adult carer is someone who is aged 18-25 and provides, or intends to provide, care, assistance or support to an adult on an unpaid basis. Young adult carers may care for an adult with a physical disability, mental ill health, a long-term health condition, a drug or alcohol problem or a learning disability.
Caring responsibilities could include practical household tasks e.g. cooking, washing or financial management, personal care such as bathing and dressing and emotional support such as offering advice and friendship.
The opportunity for young adults to have a break from their caring responsibilities is vitally important for positive emotional wellbeing.
This role requires volunteers to plan and lead a fortnightly social group for young adult carers aged 18-25.
Your role will enable young adult carers to meet once a fortnight to do a shared activity. This support offers young adult carers the opportunity to meet new people and try new activities, as well as develop new skills and increase their confidence.

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Befriender - Young Carers Support Volunteer

Purpose

Young carers care for an adult family member who has a physical illness/disability including mental ill health, sensory disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol, and as a consequence their lives are negatively impacted.
Barnardos Action with Young Carers supports young carers to reduce the negative impact of caring and to ensure that they get the support they need: www.barnardos.org.uk/youngcarersnorthwest
Volunteers are vital to our work as they bring a diversity of skills, knowledge and experience to enhance the support we can offer to children, young people and their families.
Your role will complement the work of our Project Workers, supporting children, young people and their families to develop skills and confidence

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Mentor (child) helping Young people into work Bradford

Purpose

To be the key person linked with and supporting young vulnerable person/s (ages 16-25) who are moving from unemployment into work, training or apprenticeships many for the first time and with only limited support.

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Accommodation Provider (Supported Lodgings) Bradford area

Purpose

Futures is based in Leeds and works with volunteers who offer support to young people aged 16 to 21.

We are currently looking to expand our existing Supported Lodgings provision and would welcome interest from the following areas Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.

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Childrens Activity Support - Engagement Advisor

Purpose

Bradford currently has one of the highest youth populations in the UK with just over 1000 young people classed as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). Bradford based employers stated that over 60% of the 16 year olds that they had recruited direct from school were poorly prepared for work and that 74% of all job vacancies were considered 'hard to fill' due to candidates without the right skills or attitudes due to, too many young people leaving school or college without the effective 'employability' skills and attitudes that employers are seeking.

Barnardo's ETS Yorkshire engaged with over 200 NEET young people in the last 12 months and provided them the essential qualifications and skill that employers are looking for and progressed 86% of them into Employment, Education or training (EET)

The Engagement Advisor role will be designed to continue to build on the success of the last 12 months in engaging and supporting vulnerable young people (16 - 25) transitioning from NEET onto Barnardo's ETS Yorkshire programmes

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Admin Volunteer

Purpose

To help support the work of Barnardo┐s ETS Yorkshire through a range of administrative tasks.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Accommodations Provider - Supported Lodgings. Preston

Purpose

Offer emergency overnight accommodation, meal, breakfast, shower and laundry facilities within their own home to a young person experiencing homelessness.

To provide a safe place to stay, offer support, encouragement and guidance to develop skills and confidence to live independently.

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General maintenance (Gardener) Priory Family Centre

Purpose

Priory is a Barnardo's service based within a community centre with a wide range of services a community cafÚ & a library. The service offer family support through their nursery, parenting advice and a holiday club.

The service has a medium sized garden which is used daily by the children and your role would be to undertake light gardening duties including those outlined below and ensure standard maintenance of the area.

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Accommodation Provider (Supported Lodgings) Wakefield area

Purpose

Futures office is based in Leeds and works with volunteers/accommodation providers who offer support to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 21.
We are currently looking to expand our existing Supported Lodgings provision and would welcome interest from local people in the following areas Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.

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Office Support -Admin, Priory Centre

Purpose

Priory is a Barnardo's services based within a community centre with a wide range of services a community cafÚ & a library. The service offer family support through their nursery, parenting advice and a holiday club. As an admin volunteer you would help support the work of the Priory Service Team through a range of administrative tasks.

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Children's Activity Support - Housekeeper/Nursery Support - Priory

Purpose

Priory Family Centre is based within a community centre with a wide range of services a community cafÚ & a library. The service offer family support to families through a range of services such as nursery provision, parenting advice, holiday clubs and group work.

We are looking for someone to support the nursery by helping with a wide range of tasks to enable the staff to focus on the children

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Office Support -Admin, Sheffield Nurseries

Purpose

Sheffield Nurseries offers free early learning to children aged 3-4 in the Lowedges, Batemeoor, Jordanthorpe and greenhill areas of Sheffield. As an admin volunteer you would help support the work of the Sheffield Nurseries Service Team through a range of administrative tasks.

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Children's Activity Support - Housekeeper/Nursery Support - Sheffield Nurseries

Purpose

Sheffield Nurseries offer free early learning for children aged 3-4 years in the Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe and Greenhil areas of Sheffield.

We are looking for someone to support the nursery by helping with a wide range of tasks to enable the staff to focus on the children

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Independent Visitor

Purpose

To provide a long-term supportive relationship to children and young people (6-21) under the care of the Local Authority.
An Independent Visitor (IV) befriends a child or young person in care. This could be a child living in foster care, a teenager living in a residential home, or a young adult living independently for the first time.
These children and young people may not have support from family or have a trusted adult in their life. They may have been let down by adults in the past, or spend lots of time with different professionals who come in and out of their lives.
These experiences can lead to a sense of isolation and rejection, leaving children and young people feeling as though that they have no-one to confide in or to listen to them.
An IV can make a positive and lasting difference to a child or young person's care journey.
"I want to be like my IV when I'm older because of her confidence" (Young Person).
They support the most isolated children and young people in the development of important life skills. Time spent with an IV is quality one-to-one time with a trusted adult; something that can often be missing for those living with other children and young people in care.
With an IV's support, a child or young person becomes less isolated and increases their confidence and resilience to face any challenges in their care journey.
An IV can be relied upon to offer a child or young person the emotional and practical support that is essential for their successful transition from care to an independent young adult.
"My IV is a backup for someone to talk to" (Young Person).
"He would talk to me in depth about some of the issues that he was facing at home and in school. We were able to talk these through to the point where he was able to manage his behaviour more" (IV).
An IV is introduced to a child or young person in care and dedicates their time to getting to know them, learning about their life and sharing in their interests, hopes and worries.
For children and young people in care, socialising with someone who is volunteering to be there just for them, and knowing that person will be around in the long-term, can boost their self-esteem and trust.
"Trust is a big thing to me, I need to be able to trust the IV" (Young Person).
The relationship a child or young person builds with their IV can become an essential source of support and fun. It can offer stability and consistency when circumstances in a child or young person's life can quickly change. Time with their IV can offer children and young people something to look forward to during periods of stress and upheaval.
"We laugh a lot during our visits" (IV).
Visits are a "break from things" (Child).
Watching a child or young person develop their trust in you can be extremely rewarding for an IV.
"I am always talking about the role and my experiences of being an IV to encourage more people to apply and take part. I often tell them that I have got as much out of the role as the young person has, as he has taught me a lot"(IV).
"He put all his trust in me and he pushed himself to achieve, which was brilliant" (IV).

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Accommodation Provider (Nightstop Host) Futures Service

Purpose

We are looking to recruit volunteers to provide one (or two) night emergency accommodation to homeless young people aged 16 to 21

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Accommodation Provider (Supported Lodgings) Leeds area

Purpose

Futures office is based in Leeds and works with volunteers/accommodation providers who offer support to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 21.
We are currently looking to expand our existing Supported Lodgings provision and would welcome interest from local people in the following areas Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Befriender

Purpose

The purpose of the role is to enable young carers and young adult carers (up to 25) to have a break from their caring responsibilities through a programme of positive activities during the summer.
Young carers care for an adult family member who has a physical illness/disability including mental ill health, sensory disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol, and as a consequence their lives are negatively impacted.
Barnardos Action with Young Carers supports young carers to reduce the negative impact of caring and to ensure that they get the support they need; http://www.barnardos.org.uk/youngcarersnorthwest.htm
Young carers are often socially isolated and do not have the opportunity to participate in positive activities with other young people; often they do not have opportunities to have a break from their caring responsibilities.
Throughout the school summer holidays, we run a programme of positive activities to enable young carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities, spend time with other young carers, learn new skills, meet new people, develop confidence and have fun. This can be anything from arts and crafts, to sports to pampering!

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Befriender - Young Carers Support Volunteer

Purpose

Young carers care for an adult family member who has a physical illness/disability including mental ill health, sensory disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol, and as a consequence their lives are negatively impacted.
Barnardos Action with Young Carers supports young carers to reduce the negative impact of caring and to ensure that they get the support they need: www.barnardos.org.uk/youngcarersnorthwest
Volunteers are vital to our work as they bring a diversity of skills, knowledge and experience to enhance the support we can offer to children, young people and their families.
Your role will complement the work of our Project Workers, supporting children, young people and their families to develop skills and confidence.

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Volunteer Befriender

Purpose

Willow Young Carers supports young people who care for a family member with a mental health problem, physical disability, long term illness, or substance misuse problem.

The role is a dual role of befriender and group support volunteer.

As a befriender the volunteer will provide a listening ear and be a companion for the young person. A session will be 3-5 hours every week or fortnight, and consist of a free/cheap activity such as going to the park, bowling, cinema trips, museums or sometimes more practical support such as help with homework.

For group support, the volunteer will assist with transporting young people to and from the groups in their own car. At the group, the volunteer will assist with the running of activities, and general supervision.

Befriending will take place on evenings and weekends. The groups run on a weekday from approximately 4-6pm, and each group runs once a week for 8 weeks. All applicants must be available at these times.

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Independent Visitor, Wakefield CAPS

Purpose

Wakefield CAPS advocates on behalf of looked after children to ensure their views are heard, given information about Children's Rights, support and represent them in reviews and meetings. We also support them to make complaints.

We also offer an Independent Visitor's Service.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer regular contact (ideally fortnightly) with a child or young person who is 'looked after' by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. The role of an Independent Visitor is to provide young people to develop a trusting, reliable relationship with an adult who will listen to them and provide 1-1 independent support and advice.

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CAPs/Believe/WESAIL; Evaluation and Feedback volunteer

Purpose

To contact service users (via phone, text, email etc) after our interventions to gain their feedback/evaluation of the service - to quarterly produce report reflecting service users feedback gained

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Admin Volunteer

Purpose

To help support the work of Wakefield CAPS, Believe and WESAIL services through a range of administrative tasks.

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Workshop Volunteer

Purpose

To help support the work of Wakefield WESAIL service and work alongside the parent practitioner to deliver a range of learning and training opportunities these might be linked to specific conditions (ASD, ADHD or as part of Early support such as sleep)
To support and promote the development of informal networks of support for parents.

To support with the 12 workshops that are delivered throughout the year ┐ this could be in a supportive role i.e. setting up, teas/coffees, preparing packs etc. OR as a facilitator if you have skills and knowledge on topics.

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Local Offer Volunteer

Purpose

To work alongside the Local Offer Administrator to support the work of Wakefield WESAIL services ┐
To prompt the Local Offer to young people, parents and carers and those that work with them along with the wider community.
To engage with young people, parents and carers to gather feedback on the local offer.
To gather new information to share through the Local Offer.
To support the reviewing of the content of the Local Offer website.
To contribute to the creation of the newsletter that goes out three times a year.

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WESAIL Volunteer

Purpose

Volunteers will support and contribute to the delivery of the service dependent on their interest/ skills and experience this might be within the service supporting the functions of the information service, or supporting and where appropriate undertaking outreach work alongside practitioners who provide Designated Keyworking and or our Special Educational Needs Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS) Practitioners who provide a statutory function as per the Children and Families Act 2014.

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Accommodations Provider - Supported Lodgings. Wyre and surrounding areas

Purpose

Offer emergency overnight accommodation, meal, breakfast, shower and laundry facilities within their own home to a young person experiencing homelessness.

To provide a safe place to stay, offer support, encouragement and guidance to develop skills and confidence to live independently.

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Independent Visitor

Purpose

The Independent Visitor Service is part of London Children's Rights Service, a Barnardo's service which is located near Crystal Palace train station.
The Independent Visitor project provides Independent Visitors to support children and young people who are in residential care, foster homes and semi-independent accommodation.
Support for these children and young people can include visiting, advising and befriending them, giving them practical help where possible, and acting as an adult friend in situations where the child or young person may have little contact with members of their own family. Independent Visitors provide a support which is independent of all other areas of a child or young person's care they may often be one of very few (if any) people who are not paid in some way to be in their lives. An Independent Visitor provides a consistent and stable person in a 'looked after' young person's life when so many things and people are fluid and changing. For this reason we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 years with their matched young person.
The Independent Visitor can also have an input to reviews about the child or young person's progress (if the child/young person wishes).

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Accommodations Provider - Supported Lodgings Lancaster and surrounding areas

Purpose

Offer emergency overnight accommodation, meal, breakfast, shower and laundry facilities within their own home to a young person experiencing homelessness.

To provide a safe place to stay, offer support, encouragement and guidance to develop skills and confidence to live independently.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Children's Activity Support - One-to-One Play Volunteer

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activites and learning opportunities for children and young people.
The Butterfly Project is a service designed to support the needs of a child or young person with a life limiting condition and complex health needs. We support children and young people aged from birth to 18 years of age. We aim to focus on enriching the lives of families and children.
The service is also designed to help support the wider family members, in particular, by providing emotional support to parents and siblings.
One-to-One Play Volunteers will play a vital role in providing support to children through participating in meaningful activity with them in their home (parents/carers will be present).

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Office Support - Events Co-ordination Volunteer

Purpose

To offer general administration and office duties
The Butterfly Project is a service designed to support the needs of a child or young person with a life limiting condition and complex health needs. We support children and young people aged from birth to 18 years of age. We aim to focus on enriching the lives of families and children.
The service is also designed to help support the wider family members, in particular, by providing emotional support to parents and siblings.
Event Co-ordination Volunteers will play a vital role in assisting with the organisation and co-ordination of regular Family & Sibling Events.

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Children's Activity Support - 1-2-1 Play Volunteer

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activites and learning opportunities for children and young people.
The Butterfly Project is a service designed to support the needs of a child or young person with a life limiting condition and complex health needs. We support children and young people aged from birth to 18 years of age. We aim to focus on enriching the lives of families and children.
The service is also designed to help support the wider family members, in particular, by providing emotional support to parents and siblings.
One-to-One Play Volunteers will play a vital role in providing support to children through participating in meaningful activity with them in their home (parents/carers will be present).

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Independent Visitors

Purpose

The Independent Visitor Service is part of London Children's Rights Service, a Barnardo's service which is located near Crystal Palace train station.
The Independent Visitor project provides Independent Visitors to support children and young people who are in residential care, foster homes and semi-independent accommodation.
Support for these children and young people can include visiting, advising and befriending them, giving them practical help where possible, and acting as an adult friend in situations where the child or young person may have little contact with members of their own family. Independent Visitors provide a support which is independent of all other areas of a child or young person's care they may often be one of very few (if any) people who are not paid in some way to be in their lives. An Independent Visitor provides a consistent and stable person in a 'looked after' young person's life when so many things and people are fluid and changing. For this reason we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 years with their matched young person.
The Independent Visitor can also have an input to reviews about the child or young person┐s progress (if the child/young person wishes).

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Independent Visitors

Purpose

The Independent Visitor Service is part of London Children's Rights Service, a Barnardo's service which is located near Crystal Palace train station.
The Independent Visitor project provides Independent Visitors to support children and young people who are in residential care, foster homes and semi-independent accommodation.
Support for these children and young people can include visiting, advising and befriending them, giving them practical help where possible, and acting as an adult friend in situations where the child or young person may have little contact with members of their own family. Independent Visitors provide a support which is independent of all other areas of a child or young person's care they may often be one of very few (if any) people who are not paid in some way to be in their lives. An Independent Visitor provides a consistent and stable person in a 'looked after' young person's life when so many things and people are fluid and changing. For this reason we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 years with their matched young person.
The Independent Visitor can also have an input to reviews about the child or young person┐s progress (if the child/young person wishes).

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Independent Visitors

Purpose

The Independent Visitor Service is part of London Children's Rights Service, a Barnardo's service which is located near Crystal Palace train station.
The Independent Visitor project provides Independent Visitors to support children and young people who are in residential care, foster homes and semi-independent accommodation.
Support for these children and young people can include visiting, advising and befriending them, giving them practical help where possible, and acting as an adult friend in situations where the child or young person may have little contact with members of their own family. Independent Visitors provide a support which is independent of all other areas of a child or young person's care they may often be one of very few (if any) people who are not paid in some way to be in their lives. An Independent Visitor provides a consistent and stable person in a 'looked after' young person's life when so many things and people are fluid and changing. For this reason we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 years with their matched young person.
The Independent Visitor can also have an input to reviews about the child or young person┐s progress (if the child/young person wishes).

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Driver (Regulated)

Purpose

The unsupervised transporting of children/young people and/or families to and from planned activities, groups and appointments to enable easier access to childrens centres.

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Office support Regulated

Purpose

To offer general administration, office duties and reception cover.

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Children's Activity Support

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children aged 0 to 12 and families.

Help and prepare activities for:

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Family session for children aged 0 to 4 & 5 to 12 years

Family group sessions and courses for children aged 0 to 12 years

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Family Support

Purpose

Support parents with children/young people to access services and support with their daily lives.

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Family Support - Infant Feeding (Soho CC)

Purpose

To provide support to parents struggling or needing advice and support around breastfeeding in the local area, through one to one support and group based.

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Volunteer Family Support (N Warks CV9)

Purpose

To support the delivery of universal services within the North Warwickshire group of children's centres, including outreach community venues
To facilitate stay and play sessions for families with children aged 0 - 5 years with the support of the Volunteer Coordinator
Welcome families and provide an inclusive environment for children and parents who can benefit from this safe, stimulating and enjoyable experience.
Work in partnership with parents/carers to enable them to achieve better outcomes for their children.
Complete Warwickshire Children's Centre Registration with new families and share information about local children's centre services

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Family Support (Birmingham Area)

Purpose

The purpose of the Volunteer Family support Assistant is to support and encourage parents with children/young people to access services and support
A Volunteer Family Support Assistant will be matched with a family to support our intensive family support workers to provide specific/targeted support to individuals and or families who are at risk of or affected by CSE to enable them to achieve their personal goals and to empower individuals and families to bring about positive change.
At Barnardo's we strongly believe that volunteers can have a key role to work with us and families to inform, educate and protect families against CSE within Birmingham.

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Think Family CSE Champion

Purpose

The Think Family CSE Champion will be proactive raising awareness of CSE in their communities & identified schools and colleges.
To key groups in their community A Think Family Champion support Assistant will attend schools, colleges and other community groups to raise awareness of CSE and how Think Family provide specific/targeted support to individuals and or families who are at risk of or affected by CSE.
To understand the referral process and equip schools, community groups and parents to have the confidence to raise concerns.
At Barnardo's we strongly believe that volunteers can have a key role to work with us and families to inform, educate and protect families against CSE within Birmingham.

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Befriender/Supporter (Harris House Nechells)

Purpose

Harris House is a city wide specialist service working with children with disabilities and/or autism. Families are referred because of a range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, compounded by the stress of caring for one or more disabled children.

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Young People's Activity Support - (Wolverhampton, Wallsal & Birmingham)

Purpose

To support staff in delivering Saturday and School Holiday provision to young people with disabilities enabling them to have a rewarding experience and be able to fulfil their full potential. In the Wolverhampton Area

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Office Support Volunteer - Dyslexia Support

Purpose

To provide admin and secretarial support to someone with Dyslexia.

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EPEC Parent Group Leader (across Solihull Borough)

Purpose

Volunteering will take place across Solihull Borough.

Solihull Parenting Strategy ┐
'Parenting is the biggest single factor affecting children's wellbeing and development' -
Public Health England and the Local Government Association, 2016

Parents are the single most significant influence on children's emotional and physical well-being, educational attainment and behaviour. Supporting parents in Solihull can reap significant benefits in reduction in costs in reactive services later in the life course and are at the heart of the offer to give children the best start in life in the borough.
The parenting offer in Solihull is universal, underpinned by principles of primary prevention and enabling peer support between parents and carers in our communities.
We are seeking volunteers to be part of a new project which Solihull is a pilot site for, evaluating the ┐Empowering Parents Empowering Communities┐ Programme.
Volunteer Parent Group Leaders are parents themselves who would then be trained to deliver the 'Being a Parent' Course.

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Independent Visitor

Purpose

To spend a few hours each month befriending a child or young person who is looked after by the local authority and has little or no contact with their parents.
To provide a long-term and supportive relationship to looked after children and young people.

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Male Independent Visitor

Purpose

To spend a few hours each month befriending a child or young person who is looked after by the local authority and has little or no contact with their parents and needs a male role model.
To provide a long-term and supportive relationship to such children and young people.

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Independent Visitor for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker

Purpose

To spend a few hours each month befriending a child or young person who is an unaccompanied asylum seeker and is placed in foster care by the local authority in Coventry or Warwickshire.
To provide a long-term supportive relationship for such children and young people.

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Volunteer Driver

Purpose

To provide transport for young carers to groups and activities - usually in your own vehicle, occasionally escorting in taxis.

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Accommodation Provider - Supported Lodgings

Purpose

To provide a safe place for young people leaving care to stay, offer them support, encouragement and guidance to develop skills and confidence to live independently.
Make the most of your spare room and make a big difference to a young person's future!

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Office Support Volunteer - Events Co-ordinator

Purpose

To provide administrative support to the IV team by assisting with the organising of volunteer training, support and social events.
To keep volunteers informed of what is happening within the project, offering peer networking and information sharing opportunities through production of a newsletter and maintaining the project's facebook site.

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Group Worker

Purpose

Carefree supports children and young people who care for a disabled or sick relative. Volunteers will assist in the running of Young Carers' groups which provide social and leisure activities and emotional support for young carers.

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Volunteer Office Support (Regulated) (Wyre Forest)

Purpose

To carry out general office duties and generic jobs around the centre and to act as a first point of contact for service users and others using the centre/s.

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Office Support (Regulated) - Marketing volunteer (Wyre Forest)

Purpose

To raise awareness of 10:32 in the local area as well as ensure local partners / businesses / community groups have up-to-date and accurate information.

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Group Leader (Community Champion) Wyre Forest

Purpose

To take the lead in the planning and delivering of support groups within the local community and in those areas of highest need.
This may include groups like:

Universal Stay & Play sessions for families

Autism / ADHD - Support Group

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Family Support - Community Volunteer (Wyre Forest)

Purpose

Support staff and other volunteers to deliver groups and / or training information sessions in Children Centre buildings and other suitable community venues. Helping to build community resilience and reduce isolation, supporting those families in most need and who have children aged 0-19. This could be through a stay and play session, breakfast club, clothes swap, food bank activities, etc.

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Family Support - Outdoor Activities / Gardener volunteer (Wyre Forest)

Purpose

To carry out general gardening and tidying of outdoor areas.
To support with delivery of outdoor activities for children and carers e.g. forest school

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Family Support

Purpose

Support parents with children/young people to access services and support with their daily lives.

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Driver (Regulated)

Purpose

The unsupervised transporting of children/young people and/or families to and from planned activities, groups and appointments to enable easier access to childrens centres.

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Children's Activity Support

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children aged 0 to 12 and families.

Help and prepare activities for:

Children aged 0 to 4 years travelling around Eden locality for example Penrith, Alston, Appleby, Kirby Thor, Kirby Stephen

Family sessions for children aged 0 to 4 & 5 to 12 years in school holidays

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Community Champion - Prouder Communities

Purpose

Barnardo┐s Prouder Communities Service offer services, expertise and advice for service users and professionals in relation to supporting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in communities across Leeds by becoming a Barnardo┐s ┐Community Champion┐.
Volunteers will support Barnardo┐s Project Workers to deliver training and workshops to develop understanding around sexual and gender identity and how to support people who identify as LGBTQ. Workshops will take place within a variety of settings outlined below. You will be making a huge impact, raising awareness of LGBTQ issues across a wide range of settings, reaching out to individuals and enabling them to support people who identify with positivity and understanding.
You may be supporting workshop delivery in the following areas;
┐ Primary and Secondary schools
┐ Community Groups and Professionals from voluntary organisations
┐ Faith Groups
You may also like to get involved in upcoming events as a ┐Community Champion┐ to raise awareness and promote the Service, e.g. Leeds Pride or community engagement events.
It is an exciting time to volunteer as the role of ┐Community Champion┐ is continuously developing and will be very flexible. We welcome volunteers to discuss how they feel they could support the work of Prouder Communities with their coordinator in order to personalise/tailor their volunteering experience. There may be further opportunities to be involved in Marketing, Media/Communications and Service development.

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Children's Activity Support

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children aged 0 to 12 years and their families in the following range of services:

Creche provision: To support children aged 0 to 5 years in creche whilst their parents and carers are accessing Childrens Centre courses.
Short Breaks sessions: To support children aged 0 to 8 years with an additional need or disability.
Risk and Resilience groups: To support children aged 5 to 12 years in a group setting helping to raise their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Holiday activities: To support children aged 5-12 years in activity sessions during the school holiday periods.
Community Engagement: To support children aged 0 - 5 years and their parents and carers to access Children's Centre sessions by attending the sessions with them and supporting their engagement in the activities available.

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Driver (Regulated)

Purpose

The unsupervised support and transporting of children/young people and/or families to and from planned activities, groups and appointments to enable easier access to Children's Centres

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Community Development

Purpose

Encouraging and supporting parents and children to engage in group settings within the community. Assisting and supporting workers in the co-facilitation of health related workshops and courses to rasie awareness relating to areas such as: risk and resilience for children, health and well being for families, parenting and raising self esteem and confidence with families.

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Family Support

Purpose

Support parents with children/young people to access services and support with their daily lives.

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Community Development - Health Champion Volunteer

Purpose

To support the Children's Centre staff and health colleagues in raising awareness and promotion of healthly lifestyles for children and their families.
To contribute to the reduction of childhood obesity & promotion of physical and mental health & wellbeing for children in Cumbria

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Gardener

Purpose

To maintain the gardens at Sycamore Resource Centre

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Children┐s Activity Support - Play Volunteer

Purpose

Volunteer Play Organiser based at Sycamore Resource Centre

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Occasional Weekend Volunteer Cook

Purpose

To support the busy team in our residential support centre by cooking an occasional meal on a Saturday or Sunday for up to 5 disabled children and 5 staff.

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Family Support - Independent Supporter Volunteer

Purpose

To work with Barnardo's Gateshead Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advice Service ( SENDIAS) to support parents/carers of children with special educational needs (SEN) and the children and young people themselves.

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Missing from Home/Care - Family/carer support

Purpose

To work with the Barnardo's Sungate Intensive Family Support Service Missing from Home project to support staff and families during return interviews.

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Support and Accountability - Circle Volunteer

Purpose

A circle is a small group of volunteers (4-5) from a local community who are recruited, fully trained, professionally supported and supervised in their work by Barnardo's. The Circle works with a sex offender who is living in the community and is socially isolated and motivated to lead an offence free lifestyle. The circle is volunteer led, offering long term practical and emotional support which assists offenders in their rehabilitiation and reintegration.

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Children's Activity Support

Purpose

To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children aged 0 to 12 and families.

Help and prepare activities for:

Children aged 0 to 4 years travelling around Carlisle North and Rural between Longtown and Brampton

Family sessions for children aged 0 to 4 & 5 to 12 years in school holidays

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Driver (Regulated)

Purpose

The unsupervised transporting of children/young people and/or families to and from planned activities, groups and appointments to enable easier access to childrens centres.

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Driver (Regulated)

Purpose

The unsupervised transporting of children/young people and/or families to and from planned activities, groups and appointments to enable easier access to childrens centres.

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Family Support

Purpose

Support parents with children/young people to access services and support with their daily lives.

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Barnardo's FareShare Delivery Champion - Youth Cafe

Purpose

To champion the cause of food poverty on behalf of Barnardo's. This role will enable young people at risk of homelessness and social exclusion to access surplus food provided by local supermarkets at no cost to themselves.
The Base provides individual holistic support and group engagement programmes for vulnerable young people15-25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming disengaged from learning and mainstream services in and around North Tyneside. We work collaboatively with a wide range of partners including schools, North Tyneside Council Children, Young People and Learning services, Health services/professionals and the voluntary sector.

The FareShare work involves picking up surplus food from supermarkets, storing it and /or cooking it and distributing it to those in need.

Some volunteers are needed to take part in the pick up service and others to be involved in the Youth Cafe at The Base in Whitley Bay.

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