Foyle Down Syndrome Trust Volunteer Buddies


 

Main purpose of the role

There are various Buddy roles  including Mentoring, Health and well-being and Horticulture. The main purpose is to enable young people with Down’s Syndrome to experience activities, which are fun, safe, social, educational and inclusive.

What will the role involve?

• Work directly with children and young people with Down’s Syndrome
• Provide information and build a rapport with young people and listen to concerns.
• Create a positive environment
• Assist the young person with setting and achieving goals
• Assist set-up and take down of activities
• Supervise activities

Where?

• Foyle Down Syndrome Trust Site
• Various other sites (Dependent on activities)
• Residential trips

When?

• Flexible

Skills?

• Friendly
• Reliable
• Good timekeeping skills
• Ability to work in a team

What’s in it for you?

• Experience of working in a busy and creative environment
• Experience of working as part of a team
• Development of organisational skills
• Development of communication skills

Support & Supervision - Depending on the role.

Mentoring coach, administrative staff and learning support staff.

Horticulture Development Worker, Mentoring coach and administrative staff.

Health and Well-being officer, Mentoring coach and administrative staff.

Rewards.

• Accredited OCN Training
• Understanding of working with young people and young people with Down’s Syndrome
• Experience for your CV
• Millennium Volunteers Accreditation


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