Group Youth/Adult Worker
When We Need You
From 05/01/2010 onwards
A fantastic opportunity to start off getting involved in youth and adult group work, having lots of fun and laughs working with articulate and well mannered people on focused projects as you build up your own experience and training in this field of work. This opportunity involves working with small groups of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, providing assistance in groups which provide workshops on issues of self esteem, personal development and provide an opportunity for social/peer support for young people. Volunteers will work with specific groups (13-17 year olds, 18-26 year olds, 20+), generally getting to know them, building a rapport, providing a listening support and sign-posting where necessary to other services.
About Dumfries LGBT Centre/
Dumfries LGBT Centre and LGBT Youth Scotland are a national youth organisation working locally in Dumfries and other areas. We provide a range of services and opportunities for young people, vulnerable adults, families and professionals. Our aim is working toward the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and adults in the life of Scotland. We provide a range of services and opportunities for young people, adults, families and professionals in order to proactively assist with increasing awareness and confidence, in turn reducing isolation and intolerance. We support the network of LGBT young people and groups around Scotland and their representatives – the LGBT Youth Council.
Skills & Experience
Non-judgemental; good sense of humour; empathetic; good listener; good organisational skills; willing to work as part of a larger team and also on own initiative.
Dumfries Town Centre
For this particular role, we feel this is a beneficial age.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
2 x 2 day weekend induction sessions, held at Oasis Youth Centre. These will be at the end of January and the end of February. Then on-going training as and when required/available.
Gender / Sexuality
We pay any out of pocket expenses on a weekly basis.
Frequency & Commitment
4 hpours per week over a 6 months period minimum
Volunteers must be at least 20 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311