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Volunteering

The following is a list of essential and desirable qualities and experiences required by the Trustees and Coordinator of Pembrokeshire Sibling Group for the role of volunteer childrens supervisor.

If you are at least 18 years old and can spare a few hours per month to help us then please download and fill in our volunteer form. Please return it to address on the form and we will contact you in regards to your application.


Essential

Experience of working with children.
Experience of working or living with people who have a physical or learning difficulty
Aged at least 18 years old (former Siblings will need to be aged 21 or over).
Willingness to voice opinions and ideas.
Ability to act on own initiative A desire to work with children of all ages Good listening skills An approachable and patient personality.
A DBS check, if not possessed one will be carried out.
A driving licence.


Desirable

The main duties are:
Supervision of the children
First aid training
To be willing to go on overnight stays
Ensuring the health and safety of the children
Interaction with the children.


Constant vigilance is key

Participation in certain activities with the children, such as swimming, ice-skating and outdoor pursuits following instructions given by the Coordinator in relation to the above.
The members of Pembrokeshire Sibling Group are brothers and sisters of disabled children and can participate from their 7th until their 18th birthdays. A volunteer must have the ability to deal with children of all ages both separately and in groups. The Coordinator is in charge of the running of the trips and acts under the instruction of the trustees.

Volunteer DBS and Reference Policy

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be undertaken for all trustees, staff and volunteers.
References will be required from two sources for all new recruits (paid or voluntary).
All staff and volunteers involved in working with the siblings will receive job/role descriptions, person specifications and regular supervision.
All reasonable steps will be taken to train both staff and volunteers in child protection.
This policy will be reviewed annually by the Trustees but where any weakness within the policy is discovered the Trustees will review the policy immediately.

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