Young Carers' Volunteer

Purpose of Role: The Carers’ Resource delivers a wide range of activities across Craven and Harrogate to encourage young carers to have time with other young carers; in turn giving them time for themselves.
Volunteers for the Young Carers’ Team are relied upon to ensure the smooth delivery of these activities. Activities could be anything from arts and crafts to mentoring, from youth clubs to trips and groups.

Qualities required:
o Be well organised/good administrator
o Be able to be a point of reference at the group
o Be a good communicator
o Be a good listener
o Be empathetic
o Be non-judgemental
o Be reliable and ideally a car driver
o Be committed to the role and able to work with young people
o Be able to work as part of a team

Support provided:
o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Resource staff member
o Induction to Carers’ Resource
o Guidance and ongoing support

Time Commitment: TBC

Tasks you may be responsible for :
o Preparing for the groups – arriving early and setting up the room
o Welcoming young carers
o Supporting the carers to take part in the session, including transporting to the session
o Communicating with young carers on a regular basis

Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

DBS required

Benefits of volunteering:
o Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
o Enhance career prospects
o Gain skills and experience
o Work as part of a team
o Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
o Developing Friendships

Skills or experience required?:

o Be well organised/good administrator
o Be able to be a point of reference at the group
o Be a good communicator
o Be a good listener
o Be empathetic
o Be non-judgemental
o Be reliable and ideally a car driver
o Be committed to the role and able to work with young people
o Be able to work as part of a team

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Supporting group
Type(s) of cause supported: Carers
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening