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Young Carer Volunteer

Young Carer Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
OtherSocial contactSupport workYouth work
WellbeingChildren & youthCommunity & family
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The Carers' Centre Bath and North East Somerset
#59285
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Summary

Young Carer Volunteers will provide support to our staff in the delivery of a range of fun activities to help young carers meet other children and take a break.

Detailed description

Looking after someone is a pretty amazing thing to do, but it can also be a lot to take on, especially as a young person. Young carers help care for family members that need extra help due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problems or addiction. 


Young Carer Volunteers will provide support to our staff in the delivery of a range of fun activities to help young carers meet other children and take a break from their caring responsibilities.


What you will do

Your responsibilities can vary as a Young Carer Volunteer, depending on the type of activity you support. You will primarily help young carers to take time for themselves, connect with others and above all, have fun! Common tasks you can expect to take on are outlined below.


Support activities

There's lots of ways to get stuck in, like encouraging young carers to take part or helping those that may need additional support. There's also practical tasks like organising, taking a register and helping clear away equipment at the end.


Create a safe space

Work with staff to ensure children and young people are safe and behave appropriately and in line with our Young Carer Code of Conduct.


Be part of the journey

Supervise children and young people on transport to and from activities, usually via a minibus or coach.

Please note, for this role you will be required to provide character references and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. These will be organised with you, by The Carers’ Centre once you are accepted.


About you

You are a friendly and approachable person with excellent communication skills, that can build positive relationships with young people, staff and other volunteers. It is not essential to have previous experience of working with children and young people but it would be beneficial if you have been involved in youth work, schools or clubs. We offer a range of activities throughout the year at various locations so a basic level of physical fitness and the ability to travel to local transport pick-up locations would be required.


Why join us?

There are lots of amazing reasons to volunteer for a charity. You might feel like you want to give back to your local community, meet new people or gain a new skill. You can do all this and more at The Carers' Centre.


Volunteers are vital to our work in helping unpaid carers, we pledge to provide you with ongoing support throughout your time with us as a volunteer, you will be provided with a full induction and by joining us you will be making a difference to the lives of unpaid carers.


We will, of course, reimburse any out-of-pocket expenses to support you in your role.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
This volunteering opportunity is expired You can find other volunteering opportunities here.
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About The Carers' Centre Bath and North East Somerset

We are a local charity dedicated to supporting the thousands of people caring for their loved ones in Bath and the surrounding areas.

We provide trusted information, advice and support to anyone looking after their loved ones in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES). We help people of all ages and at any stage in their caring role.

We enable people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to others, and by helping them to take control of their caring role. We strive to work with our wider community to improve recognition and support for unpaid carers.

Why we're here:
We are here for the friends and families helping their loved ones get the best out of life.
Looking after a partner, friend or family member due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction can be a very rewarding experience. However, without the right support in place it can take a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing.

What we do:
We work to improve the lives of unpaid carers across B&NES. We do this by supporting carers of all ages to have what they need to stay well, in control and feel connected.

This means listening to carers, amplifying their voices and putting them at the heart of our work. It’s providing free wellbeing activities so they can take some time away from their caring role. It’s helping them navigate a complex health and social care system, offering financial guidance and employment advice. It’s giving them a safe and supportive space to come together.

What we want to achieve:
We’re here for carers, but to be sustainable for the next generation of carers we need to work together.

Three in five of us will care for someone during our lifetime, and it is likely we all know someone who is caring right now. Caring is everybody’s business.

Carers of today and tomorrow need to be recognised, valued and supported by decision-makers, professionals and those around them. We can’t do this without the help of our supporters and volunteers.

Why we need your help:
We are working hard to ensure carers in B&NES are fully recognised, valued and supported in society. But we can’t do this alone.

Volunteers are vital to what we do. They offer their amazing skills to help us deliver life-changing services and they make a huge difference to the local community.

Why volunteer with us?
We want you to get as much out of volunteering as you put into it.
Meeting new friends, learning new skills, advancing your career and feeling happier and healthier; these are just some of the benefits our volunteers say they get from giving their time.

Considering volunteering with us?
Whether you can give the odd hour here or there, or can commit to a more regular role, there are many opportunities to get involved with The Carers’ Centre.