Befriending provides companionship for isolated people, a chance to develop a new relationship and opportunities to participate in social activities. For people who become isolated due to ill health. disability or social advantage, being matched with a befriender often fills the gap. Befriending provides welcome support for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Boomerang parent and toddlers provides an opportunity for social integration for adults and children. Our groups offer a change of scenery for children providing opportunities to discover new experiences, gain self confidence,and develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Everybody has the opportunity to have a healthy snack and drink. Children are able to take part in many activities where they can learn to communicate, become responsible and independent and satisfy their growing curiosity. The group is open every day. Our group welcomes children from all religions, faiths and beliefs and actively promotes the development of positive attitudes towards the many cultures and groups living in the local community.
A kitchen worker is required to assist staff in preparing meals for our older peoples lunch club and snacks for the toddler groups. The centre cooks all food on a daily basis on site and this position entails all areas from preparation to serving. Other main duties relate to dish washer operation, kitchen surface cleaning and table setting and cleaning. All of these activities to be conducted to agreed standards. Regular contact will be made with centre users, staff and other volunteers, therefore good communication skills are required as well as the ability to be adaptable and work as part of a team.
Would you like to improve chances for young people? We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who would like to be involved in volunteering for a youth club. You would be working with young people aged 6-15 years providing support and learning opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity to gain some experience of working with young people that could be carried forward into employment. You will support the young people in projects that will will develop their life and core skills. You will assist with the provision of suitable activities to stimulate the young people's development and encourage them to work together. You will work within the framework of The Curriculum for Excellence, supported by the youth work team. The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG clearance should they undertake volunteering for Boomerang.