Role models and Young Carer / Young Adult Carer Team Support Volunteers

Organisation Name: York Carers Centre

Organisation Address:
17 Priory Street
York
YO17ET

Organisation's Cause:
Carers

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Admin / Office Support
Advice / Information / Support
Arts & Entertainment
Befriending / Buddying
Campaigning / Lobbying / Ambassador
Fundraising
Volunteering with Children & Young People

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
If you can show empathy and compassion to young people living in incredibly difficult circumstances...

If you can coordinate fun, meaningful activities, provide informal mentoring and lead by example when it comes to social interaction and wellbeing...

If you can take on administrative tasks to evidence our impact and support a dedicated team of leaders…

The Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Team at York Carers Centre would love to hear from you!

We believe that all young people should have an equal chance to grow and realise their potential.

A recent Carers Trust survey has found that 7.74% of young carers and 14.94% of young adult carers who responded to the survey, said that they are now spending over 90 hours a week caring for a family member or friend. When asked what difference Coronavirus had made to them, 56% of young carers said their education was suffering and 40% said their mental health had worsened. Asked the same question, 59% of young adult carers said their mental health had become worse and 42% said they had been unable to take a break from caring.
(Carers Trust 2020)

We can offer a blend of structured, regular, adhoc and micro volunteering opportunities and the chance to work with a group of resilient and inspirational young people

We need help with :
Logistics and coordination of our LAFFS youth group for young carers
Upkeep of administration and database tasks
Creation and organisation of resources for 1:1, group and peer support work
Social media content creation
Contribution to our weekly Ideas Space

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
The most important thing for us to see in a volunteer is a will to make a positive difference. We would like all our volunteers to model positive behaviour.

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
One-off Volunteering
Ongoing Volunteering
Short term Volunteering
Skilled Volunteer
Volunteers Under 18
Work Experience

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
The experience and opportunity to learn and share learning with young people and staff.

When are volunteers needed: Immediately

How to get involved:
Please email chris.james@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk to arrange an initial chat

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 03-09-2021