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.
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.
Glasgow Riderz – Cycling Coaches
If you are a keen cyclist and would like to be involved in a Glasgow based cycle coaching club for young people, this is the option for you. You can be trained to be a cycling coach, so long as you are willing to give 6 weeks post qualifying commitment. This exciting opportunity often provides the chance to attend national cycling competitions. You don’t need to have your own bike, but it would be an advantage.
This is a very small local youth group that runs in the West End during term time only. They operate on a Friday between 5 – 7pm and are looking for volunteers to help out with the range of typical youth club activities such as games, cooking, and crafts. There is room for only a couple of volunteers at a time, so please speak to the SVSS Coordinator before applying.