Volunteer with One Giant Leap

Are you free evenings or weekends, looking to gain experience in youth work or social care and want to share your skills and experience with a group of young people in the process of leaving school? Then take one giant leap and volunteer with us!

How can I become a volunteer with One Giant Leap?

We're always looking for enthusiastic, energetic volunteers who would like to support young people. There's a big focus on peer support and socialising, so you should enjoy having fun!

You'll help with activity planning and will support young people to access activities such as art, music, drama, dancing, singing, parties, cooking and gardening.

If that sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you!

OGL_Dundee_Logo_300x354Urgent request for OGL volunteers in Dundee

We're expanding across Scotland are excited to announce OGL is launching in Dundee in October 2016.

As a result, we're currently looking for volunteers in the Dundee area.

If you'd like to be involved, simply fill in the application form or contact our OGL team for a chat.

OGL Dundee

Contact Frances Zarra or Megan Milligan:

Call: 01382 883520

Email: ogl@sensescotland.org.uk

Application pack

Alternatively, you download and print off the application documents:

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Training

No experience is needed. We hold regular training sessions to support our staff. For example, you'll learn guiding techniques to support young people with visual impairments, epilepsy awareness and sign language. There's ongoing supervision and volunteer meetings throughout the year.

Volunteers work in a group setting alongside and accountable to the core staff team.

The role and responsibilities are described in the job description and you'll never be asked to take sole responsibility for a service user or do anything you feel uncomfortable with.

Many past volunteers have found One Giant Leap a valuable first step into a career in social care.

Social care students

Depending on your level of commitment, a voluntary placement may count towards the work placement requirements of a social care college course. Please speak to your tutor about this.