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Challenge yourself and volunteer with young people! Detachment Instructors wanted! We need instructors to volunteer in our detachments, leading a range of exciting activities for our cadets. Full training given, a range of roles available and no experience needed!
You've taken the first step to a chllenging and exciting opportunity!
Shropshire Army Cadet Force is part of the one of the UK's oldest and most successful youth organisations. Sponsored by the Ministry of Defence we offer young people the chance to find fun, friendship and adventure while taking part in challenging activities.
We work from 22 locations spread across Shropshire, opening our doors to over 600 young people each week. Our trained and experienced instructors lead a variety of activities from Drill and ceremonial duties, shooting, navigation training, first aid and a range of adventurous opportunities.
On top of the fun offered in our detachments our cadets also have the chance to take part in a range of trips and visits which offer something for everyone from battlefield tours to our flagship two week summer camp!
Just like our cadets, our instructors come from all walks of life; many with no previous experience. We offer full training and support to make sure all of our activities are safe and fun; there's even the opportunity to earn nationally recognised qualifications that are valued by employers too!
What can I do?
We have opportunities for everybody and everybody has something to offer the Army cadet Force!
From assisting with detachment paperwork and running the snack shop to instructing and leading the many activities we offer there is a place for you in Shropshire Army Cadet Force!
To volunteer with Shropshire Army Cadet Force you must: Be aged over 18 years Complete a DBS check (We'll organise this for you!) Be able to offer your time, enthusiasm, patience and sense of humour! We offer a full initial training course taking place in your detachment and through dedicated training weekends followed by ongoing professional development throughout your volunteer service!
Volunteers are required Monday - Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings, afternoons and evenings
We are looking for volunteers to support group activities, crafts etc./p>
To support the Family Group Conference (FGC) service in promoting the voice of the child, helping them prepare for the FGC and supporting them during the FGC meeting.
The Family Group Conference Ambassador scheme aims to provide volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of both the service and the young people and families we work with. The volunteer opportunities are varied and interesting.
Hold a number of preparation sessions with the child, young person or vulnerable adult, to explore how they feel about attending the FGC, their views on the current situation and identify what they would like to discuss with their family at the FGC.
Attend the FGC meeting to support the child, young person or vulnerable adult to help them express how they feel about the situation and be part of the planning process.
If the child, young person or vulnerable adult chooses not to attend then the ambassador will need to attend on their behalf and discuss their views and wishes with the family.
An Independent Visitor works with a child or young person who is looked after by the local authority, providing them with a supportive, trusted, consistent adult role model in their lives. IV's and young people go on visits/activities together once a month.
Independent Visitor Volunteer in the Black Country, Telford and Wrekin
Could you make a positive difference to the life of a child or young person by becoming a volunteer?
An Independent Visitor provides regular support to a child or young person who is looked after by the local authority. The Independent Visitor will take them out, do activities together, provide support and build a trusting relationship.
The key activities of the role include:
To befriend a child / young person, establishing a relationship of trust and support, visiting the child / young person on a regular basis, making suitable arrangements with them and their carer and to be reliable in keeping those arrangements.
To remain independent of the local authority and to promote the child’s / young person’s developmental, social, emotional, religious and cultural needs.
To undertake activities agreed with the child / young person, which are suitable for his / her age, aptitude and ability.
To undertake training and supervision on an agreed basis.
If requested, to provide contribution to a case review by the local authority, which reflects the child’s / young person’s viewpoint. This can be either in writing or the by invitation of the child / young person to attend.
To refer to the service or in their absence the social worker any concerns about the child’s / young person’s welfare.
To act within the Confidentiality Policy of The Children’s Society and the local authority, keeping any confidential information safely stored.
To complete a written record of a visit within 7 working days of the visit taking place.
The skills and qualities required to be effective in the role are:
COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate effectively on all levels.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY: To be non-judgemental and have an open attitude of tolerance and acceptance for the children and young people, whose values and behaviour may be different from your own.
CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S / YOUNG PEOPLE’S RIGHTS: Ability to question and challenge people, especially when decisions are being made about a child or young person, where their wishes or best interests are not being met.
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE: To give support to others and to receive support and guidance where appropriate.
WRITTEN SKILLS: Ability to record appropriate information and produce this within a specified time frame.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: An awareness and understanding of children and young people within society
What we can offer you
An opportunity to make a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable child or young person.
A full induction and training required for the role.
Ongoing support and training.
The chance to meet new people and have fun.
Reimbursement of reasonable expenses.
Being part of a leading national children’s charity.
Introduction to The Children’s Society.
Introduction to the care system.
Behaviour and communication.
Boundaries, confidentiality, and safe practice.
Managing risk and lone working.
A-Z of being an Independent Visitor.
This role outline is binding in honour only, and is not intended to be legally binding.
The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and families, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion:
The Children’s Society will treat all potential and recruited volunteers fairly and with respect. We will not discriminate on the basis of disability, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sex (i.e. gender), sexual orientation, religion or faith, or gender reassignment. We will not discriminate on the basis of age, unless the responsibilities of a role require us to do so in order to safeguard our volunteers and / or service users.
Anstice Community Trust is looking for volunteers to help organise fundraising events, raising funds towards the refurbishment of the wonderful Anstice Memorial Hall in Madeley, helping it to become once again a community hub for the local area. A wide variety of events are planned, from quiz nights to cake bakes; tribute band acts to bingo - or perhaps you have your own idea about how to raise funds for the Anstice? The Trust would love to hear from yo/p>