By volunteering with PKAVS you will get the chance to learn new and develop existing skills, build up work-experience to add to your CV, attend Respitality events, and get the opportunity to be a priority applicant for any future job opportunities at PKAVS – not to mention you will be welcomed into our friendly team at PKAVS biggest hub!
PKAVS Carers Hub have been developing a short breaks programme called Respitality. This is an initiative pioneered by the Scottish Government and Shared Care Scotland. It involves carer’s centre's building relationships with local business to secure gifts, such as overnight stays, tickets, meals out etc. Once gifts are secured they will then be matched with unpaid carers who are on the Respitality waiting list.
Click here to learn more about Respitality.
Although not exhaustive, the role will involve:
Skills and Attributes:
We would ask volunteers to make a commitment towards:
Support and Accountability:
We recognise that volunteers bring invaluable experience to organisations like Perth & Kinross Carers Hub. In return we offer volunteer expenses, facilitate ongoing training with a view to enhancing personal and professional development, we will also give employment references if requested. We fully encourage volunteers to suggest improvements to existing services and encourage a sense of belonging to the overall team.
The offer of volunteering is subject to two satisfactory references and a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check (protecting vulnerable groups).
If you would like more information about this volunteering opportunity please contact Marthe Handling, Respite Development Officer on 01738 567076 or email Marthe.Handling@pkavs.org.uk
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