Pilton Youth and Children’s Project are looking to recruit a well-presented and experienced volunteer to work in their weekly group “Roots and Branches”.
This is a closed group for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their life. This may include low self-esteem, having problems at school, finding it hard to make friends or for those young people who need some extra support.
We offer a range of activities for these young people, including group discussion, baking, arts and crafts, guest visitors, sports, games and outings. All the young people have a chance to contribute to planning the sessions and being able to make choices within the group.
This group runs every Wednesday from 3.30pm – 5pm and is currently for young people aged 12 – 18, though we will also be running this as a monthly club for primary age children.
We aim to build up young people’s social skills, confidence and coping strategies. We achieve this by providing a safe space to have fun, learn new skills and make friends.
We are looking for someone who has some experience of working with vulnerable young people and is looking to develop their skills in working within a nurturing small group environment. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking to develop their softer skills in working with young people. We will be expecting the volunteer to work within a team setting, build relationships with the young people and be a positive role model.
Criteria for this Voluntary Position
• Good timekeeping & organised
• Well presented & ready for work
• Friendly & approachable
• Enthusiastic about working with young people & a “can-do” attitude
• Ability to follow instructions and comply with systems or recording
• Ability to work on own initiative
• PVG/Enhanced Disclosure check required – this will be paid for by PYCP
To apply, please send your CV and a letter outlining your experience and the range of skills and qualities you would bring to the job, to:
Jo Drew, PYCP, The Greenhouse, 33 West Pilton Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 4BH.
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org