Hours: Full Time or Part Time
We have multiple opportunities available to cover the following areas:
- Edinburgh & Lothians Areas
- North Lanarkshire
- Ayrshire Area
Help make a difference to the lives of disabled people in your community!
This is a great opportunity to share your existing skills and experience and give back to the community you live in.
Our Volunteer Professionals play a crucial role within society, and by joining our caring and knowledgeable team, you will use your expertise to support someone through a time of transition or challenge Equal Futures promotes social inclusion and creates connections for people with a learning disability or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and their family carers. We do this through Circles of Support, befriending and social events.
Help improve the self-esteem of someone with a learning disability who is lonely and isolated within their community. Volunteer Professionals also take the burden off family carers and community services by simply providing the individual and their family with their expert knowledge and advice.
You will be a valued member of an experienced team where you will have the opportunity to share the insights you have gained from your experience. You will be able to volunteer on a flexible basis that suits you and the person you are supporting
Volunteer Professionals meet with families, providing advice and answers to any questions they may have. For example, a retired teacher might help a young person who is transitioning from school to college. Volunteer Professionals will be added to a bank of volunteers and called upon to support families on a short-term basis when required.
You will be provided with relevant information, training, and regular support sessions so you can get the most out of volunteering for Equal Futures.
Some volunteers choose to become members of a person’s Circle of Support, making a longer-term commitment to help them live their best life.
We provide support for people aged 16 and over and work across 10 local authority areas: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Perthshire, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire.
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and will work flexibly with you to ensure your volunteering journey is a positive and satisfying experience.
Thank you for showing interest in this opportunity.
For further information or to learn more about this role, please contact;
Edinburgh and Lothians area: Jane.Mcallister@equalfutures.org.uk / 07718 269579
North Lanarkshire area: Donna.McCallum@equalfutures.org.uk / 07921 397615
Ayrshire area: Kelly.Malyan@equalfutures.org.uk / 07772 890353
We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974. For the purpose of this act, you must declare any convictions or cautions that you have received, including these that would otherwise be spent.
This role is subject to a relevant PVG check should you be offered the position.
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