Scheme Volunteer

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Join our team as a volunteer and gain invaluable experience of supporting children and young people with disabilities.

Why volunteer with Leeds Weekend Care Association?

  • You’ll gain real work experience of providing care and support to people with disabilities
  • You’ll have access to valuable training opportunities, including Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding
  • You’ll build your confidence and enhance your CV
  • Most importantly, you’ll have fun, meet new friends and really help the young people we support and their families

What do we expect from our volunteers?

  • Reliability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in working with children with additional needs
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Please note you must be aged 16 or over to volunteer with us

The recruitment process

1.An initial phone call to receive more information

2.Introduction to the organisation

3.A completed application form


5.Two references are requested

6.An enhanced DBS check

7.Induction at both the LWCA offices and at the play scheme


Other information

While this is an unpaid opportunity, we do cover reasonable travel expenses for our volunteers. Unfortunately, we cannot cover childcare expenses. Volunteering does not affect your benefits, but if you’re unsure, then please contact your Benefits Adviser.

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Required Role

Scheme Volunteer

Key responsibilities

- Supporting children and young people with disabilities - Supporting our staff team to ensure a fantastic service - Training such as Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding

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  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Desirable Skills

  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Planning and organising
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Teaching and training
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 07-09-2019

Start Time: 09:00 AM

End Time: 05:00 PM

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
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  2. AFTERNOON monday
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  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
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  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
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Foxcroft Cl, Leeds LS6 3NT, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up
Registered in England Company Number: 7103465
Registered Charity Number: 1139314