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Young Carers Club

Who: Anyone aged 18+

Where: Cardiff

When: Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening

Contacts: Johnny Ling

Volunteers on the Young Carers Club project run day trips for children in Cardiff who are classed as young carers, meaning they have either a parent or sibling with some form of disability and may be required to provide some of the support and care. The aim of the project is to provide a variety of trips and activities for children who may not otherwise get the opportunity to go to places that are available to their peers. It also give them the chance to have a break from the stresses that they face at home and allows them to be a kid for the day.

There are two groups – ‘kids’ and ‘teens’ - and each group is taken by a group of volunteers on a trip once a month during term time. This could be swimming, ice skating, Lazer Quest, bowling, trips to Bristol Zoo or Oakwood and more! The cost of all activities is covered by SVC. 

Volunteers need enthusiasm and energy as the trip days can last for long periods of time (e.g 9am – 6pm); have a caring and responsible attitude towards children and the ability to work as part of a team.

Please note: Should covid-19 restrictions be imposed then we will instead run group activity sessions over Zoom every three weeks, including activites such as baking, arts and crafts, films, digital escape rooms, etc.

Application process:

  • Complete SVC's volunteer application: https://airtable.com/shrxBxjBNxBVWsSc4
  • Informal interview (short listed applicants)

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