Volunteer Parent / Carer Support Worker  with The Door (Youth Project) (VG) (Ref: 1618)
 
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Some families need extra support and in this role you can make a real difference!

You will be there during initial interviews helping participants identify and achieve their own goals for a healthier lifestyle - especially in relation to education, alcohol or drug abuse, employment, sexual responsibility and relationships, criminal activity, family and peer relationships, home environment, and personal well-being.

You'll provide committed, non-judgemental listening and develop positive, supportive relationships with participants, You may also help them take part in in social, educational and leisure activities in order to build their own social networks, and to develop interests and skills.

If you have particular skills, it may be appropriate to pass them on to participants.
What are they looking for?

You'll need to be able to relate to participants, to listen and work ‘one to one’ with them.
You need knowledge of the local area
You need to be non-judgemental and have an interest in the well-being of young people and their families
You'll have a real commitment to developing your knowledge and skills through training
You'll be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of The Door

Commitments include

* Able to commit to a training programme
* Able to commit to at least two hours per week with a young person for a minimum of 6 months
* Able to commit an extra evening a month for supervision/training

Practical

Wheelchair access, Induction for volunteers, Training provided
You will need to be able to keep records
Training at 45 High Street, GL5 1AN

When: Variable times
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Stroud District

About The Door (Youth Project) (VG)
 
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The Door is a Christian charity, based in Stroud that was established in 1991 providing support to young people aged 11 to 25 and their families.

Hosting youth clubs across the Stroud District in Stroud, Dursley, Cam, Cashes Green, Wotton-Under-Edge, North Nibley and Avening, they also offer intensive support for young people and their families, on a 1:1 or group basis and in local schools.

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer at The Door as Youth Workers, Mentors for Young People or Parents, or general fundraising activities such as street collections or the thriving charity shop.

Due to the continued demand for our mentoring service, The Door is very keen to hear from people interested in supporting a young person or parent as a mentor. Full training is provided for the opportunity to join a great community of volunteers.

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