- Monday Evenings
- Be friendly and have a good sense of humour
- Understand of the needs of young children and their families
- Have a non-judgemental attitude
- Be reliable
What you can expect:
- Assisting during group and individual activities, events and days out
- Transporting young carers to and from home
- As part of Action for Children's Safeguarding Policy we will expect all volunteers to undergo a disclosure check. This will be organised by project staff
What we can offer:
If you have any further questions about the role, or need assistance with application form then please contact email@example.com or 01656 766067
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.
Action for Children are Passionate, Ambitious, Collaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.
Bridgend Young Carers Service
A young carer is someone who takes responsibility for someone who is ill, disabled, elderly, experiencing mental illness or affected by substance misuse, or has substantial responsibility for caring for a brother or sister. Young carer's lives are restricted because of their caring role, they can feel different to their peers, be socially isolated or lack in confidence as they don't have the same access to social opportunities as their peers.
We help children and young people aged 8 to 18 who are caring for someone in their family. We try to make life easier by offering practical and emotional support for the young carer and by giving them a break from their caring role so they can enjoy some time of their own and meet other young people with similar experience.
The service is extremely important and valued by our Young Carers and their families as in some cases it is the only form of time out that these exceptional young people have. Our Young Carers groups run on Monday evenings in Bridgend. We also provide a few day trips during the school holidays to offer much deserved leisure opportunities. The holidays can be the hardest time for a young carer as their caring role can increase and they are isolated from their peers and social opportunities.