Young Carers Volunteers, Cheshire West and Chester
Carers Trust 4all is a registered charity with over 25 years’ experience providing high quality services supporting carers and the people they care for. We are a Network Partner of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for, with and about carers. We work across Cheshire & Chester, Warrington, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Shropshire.
Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation. Last year, Carers Trust 4all was supported by the invaluable contribution of 167 volunteers. We pride ourselves on offering a volunteering programme which ensures volunteering is a worthwhile, mutually beneficial experience.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion. We offer flexible volunteer roles with options to suit every level of commitment.
We are looking for volunteers to support our young carers service by committing up to 4 and a half hours per fortnight in either at Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Winsford or Chester. Sessions start at 17:30 though to 21:00. We run two age groups over the same night, the 6-11 years old are 17:30- 19:00 and the 12-18 year old are 19:30 - 21:00.
Our young carers service offer support from the age of 6-18 and gives them a safe space to have fun, make friends and have 1:1 support. You will be part of a team supporting young people in groups, other volunteers and the group leader as appropriate and encouraging young carers to take part in a diverse range of exciting activities.
Our commitment to you includes:
- A comprehensive induction which includes Safeguarding, First Aid and Food Hygiene
- Ongoing support and training and a dedicated Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Regular team meetings
- Paid expenses
Skills and abilities:
- Excellent communication and listening skills
- Act as a role model for young people, encouraging positive behaviour