We support students to work with children and young people in a variety of settings, and these opportunities will involve you having PVG membership.
Working in a school setting (Classroom Support & Splash)
We have links with a number of schools in the Glasgow area and are able to offer 10 week placements to students who wish to help out as a Classroom Support Assistant. While you are able to request nursery, primary, secondary or additional support placements, demand for places in schools is very high and we cannot guarantee you will get your first preference. Placements last for 10 weeks, normally a couple of hours per week to suit you and the school in which you are placed. Typically you might offer support on a one to one or small group basis, and can agree activities with the school at the start of your placement. You are able to find your own placements if you wish, but please speak to the SVSS Coordinator if you are considering this option. It is recommended that students seriously consider if they have the time available to take part in this programme and to submit an application and PVG by the end of February-March at the latest to ensure they can volunteer in this academic year.
Splash is a specialised school based option for students who wish to support children with disabilities to use the specially adapted swimming facilities at Linburn Academy. Only 6 places are available in the course of the year, and you need to be a confident swimmer.
It is recommended that students seriously consider if they have the time available to take part in this programme and to submit an application and PVG by the end of February at the latest to ensure they can volunteer in this academic year.
Youth Community Support Agency(YCSA)
YCSA looks for volunteers who can support young people from the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) community to achieve their goals. Volunteers can support young people on a one to one basis, working on their individual care plans. This may include support with ESOL (English as a Second Language), job hunting, literacy and numeracy.
Girlguiding & Scouts
Girlguiding seeks volunteers who can empower young girls and be a positive role model helping girls to realise their full potential. It’s sharing and developing your skills. Working with young people and other volunteers helps develop valuable, transferable skills like event planning, time management, leadership skills and budgeting.You choose the volunteer role that matches your skills and time.
Scouts provides skills for life for young people from age 6 – 25 years old. The volunteering opportunities are flexible and can range from an hour or two a week to being part of a team where you can come along fortnightly or monthly.We’ll support you be giving you the skills that you need for your role including programme delivery, leadership and teamwork, safety, safeguarding and first aid.
Big Noise Govanhill
Big Noise Govanhill works with children to help them transform their lives through music. They run after school clubs and holiday clubs for children in Govanhill centred on learning music. As a volunteer you will be part of a warm, fun and dynamic team who mentor the children along their path. You will become a positive role model in their lives and become someone they look forward to seeing. We are looking for volunteers to support us in our after school and holiday clubs.
Visit our volunteering database to see a full list of our opportunities, register and apply – https://volunteer.src.gla.ac.uk/