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Volunteer Care Worker / Play Worker// IN PERSON

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Leeds Weekend Care Association     “Weekenders Club” Requires Volunteers

Volunteers are required to join us at our Weekend Playscheme for children with disabilities, helping on a Saturday at least twice per month.  The Playscheme is based in Headingley and the hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, including a half hour unpaid lunch break.

You will be supporting our staff team to provide care and play opportunities for children and young people who have a variety of disabilities and are aged between 5 and 18 years. Training will be given to help you in this role.

Experience of working with disabled young people would be helpful, although the main thing we are looking for is enthusiasm and commitment, plus a strong desire to help our special client group.

If are interested in volunteering with us you can find more information about our organisation and about the volunteering role from our website:

Please note: Expenses of up to £10 are paid per 7.5 hour session.



If you are interested in applying for this position, please email for an application pack.


Please Note: We are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people; a full enhanced DBS check will be required.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

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Volunteer Care Worker / Play Worker// IN PERSON

Key responsibilities

Personal Qualities 1. Flexible approach to working 2. Conscientious and self-motivated 3. Warm and encouraging 4. Interested in helping other people 5. Able to use initiative and common sense 6. Reliable and honest 7. Able to maintain confidentiality 8. Able to keep calm in stressful situations 9. Empathetic and understanding attitude 10. Willingness to learn 11. Able to volunteer unsocial hours (i.e. weekends/evenings) Knowledge/Understanding 1. Understanding of the issues faced by young people with disabilities 2. Understanding of the need for parents/carers and the wider family to have short breaks from their caring duties Experience 1. It would be helpful but not essential to have previous experience of working with children and/or disability

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Listening
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work
  • Time Management

Skill to gain

  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 01-08-2021

Start Time: 09:00 AM

End Time: 05:00 PM

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday
  8. Sunday
  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
  7. MORNING saturday
  8. MORNING sunday
  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
  7. AFTERNOON saturday
  8. AFTERNOON sunday
  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday


Foxcroft Cl, Kirkstall, 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