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Hillingdon Carers – Young Carers Club Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

Hillingdon Carers is an independent charity that delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of unpaid carers in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Our services included:

  • Information, advice and support for carers of all ages
  • Health and Wellbeing Services for adult carers
  • Young Carers Services

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Main purpose of role:

  • To encourage Young Carers to have fun and relax in a safe and welcoming environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide a warm welcome and friendly service
  • To be an active team member and support the running of cooking, sporting, computer/gaming, arts and crafts and other creative activities
  • To treat all Young Carers, and their families, with respect, dignity and courtesy

Specialist skills/training/knowledge:

  • Clear communication with Young Carers, and Hillingdon Carers staff
  • Show consistently high standards of professional behaviour and appearance, acting as a positive role model
  • Be able to reach the venue via public transport or own transport

Tasks:

  • Assisting in the set up and set down of the club according to procedure as required (including preparation of food, setting up and tidying up of arts and crafts/sports activities)
  • To interact with the young people and encourage them to participate in the activities on offer if they so wish
  • Maintenance of a tidy and safe environment at all times
  • To conduct all dealings with Young Carers in a public area in full view of others

Monday: 15:00-18:00 – Northwood Young Peoples Centre

Tuesday: 15:00-18:00 – South Ruislip Young Peoples Centre

Saturday: 10:00-13:00 – Hayes and Harlington You Peoples Centre

Skills Required:

  • Approachable
  • Kind
  • Friendly
  • Helpful

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?