30 - Youth Worker
When We Need You
From 12/01/2012 onwards
The Penumbra Youth Project in Kirkcaldy is looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of general administration tasks. Tasks will include photocopying material to make up information packs for outside agencies, and the production and distribution of awareness raising materials. Volunteers will help with laminating and binding folders and will make up an inventory of resources for a variety of different projects - eg groupwork, school workshops, 1:1 sessions, drug and alcohol, etc. Under the supervision of the Administrator, other general tasks will also be allocated which may include awareness raising to outside agencies through the provision of information stands. It is hoped that the volunteer will enjoy their involvement and gain from it in terms of their own personal objectives. Penumbra recognises that the relationship with volunteers is one of mutual responsibility and commitment within which both have rights and responsibilities.
Penumbra is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation providing services for people who are experiencing mental health. The Penumbra Fife Early Response Project forms part of this wider organisation and offers support to people who are dealing with issues of self harm and or suicide. The Project works with people aged 18 years and above and covers the whole of Fife . Referrals are taken from a wide variety of sources including self referrals, GP’s, Psychiatry, housing etc. Project staff meet with service users once a week over a period of time to offer the support they need and to help develop strategies to cope. The Project staff offer a person and non judgemental service where service users can feel welcomed and listened to.
Skills & Experience
Good interpersonal and team working skills. An interest in office administration. A willingness to learn new skills. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Training and Induction Details
About Penumbra About Mental Health Core Values The Role of Volunteers Supervision Expenses Interagency Working Service Users Rights and Complaints Procedure Good Business Practice Confidentiality Equal Opportunities Core Train ing Policies
Administrative / Office Work
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Minimum of 4 hours per week, minimum commitment of 6 months
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Kathy Hamilton
Tel: 01592 201872