Thu Aug 12

Volunteering Opportunity – Group Work Volunteer – ADAPT for Cashback Project – West Dunbartonshire

We are currently looking for volunteers for approximately two hours per week to support the Cashback team at includem to effectively run group sessions for the benefit of the young people we support.

The includem team deliver an early intervention service to young people in West Dunbartonshire who are on the periphery of offending.  We deliver relationship-based support to young people and their families in the community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the team to arrange sessions and required facilities for group work
  • To assist with H&S visits to sites if necessary
  • To attend and support the team during group sessions
  • Actively encourage participation from the young people, helping them to get the most value from the group
  • Support the team with appraising and reviewing success of group work, including lessons learned for service development
  • Being a good role model for young people
  • Family Befriending – offering therapeutic support to families, sensible help and a friendly ear.
  • Family Support   – to offer practical support to families who may need help with tasks such as shopping and transport to appointments
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by Volunteer Scotland)

All roles at Includem demonstrate our organisational values:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Participation and Dignity
  • Empowerment

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering is a worthwhile activity that can enhance your life and aid personal development.
By volunteering for includem you can:

  • gain new experiences and learn new skills
  • build confidence and self esteem
  • make use of existing skills
  • be valued and appreciated
  • gain a sense of achievement
  • do something of special or personal interest
  • make a difference in the community
  • try something new and meet new people
  • gain access to discounts for volunteers
  • have fun

You can add value to includem

We welcome the involvement of volunteers because of the unique qualities they bring. Volunteers can add value to our work and enrich the lives of the  young people and families we support by bringing:

  • specialist skills and knowledge
  • new ideas
  • flexibility to focus intently on a particular issue or task
  • immediate access to the community

To ensure you are fully supported to undertake your volunteering role with us, we offer free training which can be as simple as an induction or it can include more details specific to the role you’ll be doing. This will give you a broader knowledge of care and support needs, active listening skills and relationship building which can be very useful in other aspects of life.

Includem are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with the manager. You can apply by clicking on and downloading the Volunteer Application Pack on this page.

Alternatively, you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th September 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted they will be invited to have an informal discussion with the manager.