Hillingdon Carers – Young Carers Club Volunteer


Details of the Charity:

Hillingdon Carers fun and friendly Young Carers team offers support and guidance to the borough’s young carers. They are skilled in youth work and understand how difficult being a young carer can be. Support is available through:

  • Young Carers Saturday clubs in Harlington
  • Young Carers after school clubs in South Ruislip and Northwood
  • School holiday activities programmes throughout every school holiday, including half term
  • Day trips and weekends away
  • Someone to talk to
  • Support for the whole family
  • Support with education and a school liaison programme
  • A chance to meet other young carers
  • Activ8 physical activity programme

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Main purpose of role:

To encourage Young Carers to have fun and relax in a safe and welcoming environment.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To provide a warm welcome and friendly service
  2. To be an active team member and support the running of cooking, sporting, computer/gaming, arts and crafts and other creative activities
  3. To treat all Young Carers, and their families, with respect, dignity and courtesy

Specialist skills/training/ knowledge:

  1. Clear communication with Young Carers, and Hillingdon Carers staff
  2. Show consistently high standards of professional behaviour and appearance, acting as a positive role model
  3. Be able to reach the venue via public transport or own transport


  1. Assisting in the set up and set down of the club according to procedure as required (including preparation of food, setting up and tidying up of arts and crafts/sports activities)
  2. To interact with the young people and encourage them to participate in the activities on offer if they so wish
  3. Maintenance of a tidy and safe environment at all times
  4. To conduct all dealings with Young Carers in a public area in full view of others

Monday: 15:00-18:00 – Northwood Young Peoples Centre

Tuesday: 15:00-18:00 – South Ruislip Young Peoples Centre

Saturday: 10:00-13:00 – Hayes and Harlington You Peoples Centre

Skills Required:

  • Approachable
  • Kind
  • Friendly
  • Helpful

Additional Benefits:

  •  Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the End of Year Volunteers Dinner

Interested? Apply now!

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