Volunteer – Primary School Wellbeing Programme

Key details

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Duration of employment

Part-time

Job location

Primary schools in Elmbridge and Runnymede

Working hours

2 hours per week during school hours, minimum of consecutive 6 weeks

FTE salary

Unpaid

Position title

Volunteer – Primary School Wellbeing Programme

Reports to

Wellbeing in Schools Lead

About The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity is one of Surrey’s leading charities supporting children and young people. We listen, we talk, and we help young people with the skills they need to live their best life. And we work with families and professionals to make sure everyone gets the support they need.

The Eikon Charity supports children and young people to overcome challenges, increase their resilience and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities. Wherever a young person is on that journey and whether they’re feeling good about life or are really struggling, we’re there for them. We believe in their potential.

We work with young people directly in schools and communities across Surrey and beyond, one-to-one, in groups and clubs – and with and through partners, supporting them to deliver services that improve young people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and mental health. We work in partnership with schools, communities, health & social care and other organisations, because we believe that working together works.

Job description

Role description

Our Wellbeing Programmes equip young people in primary schools to improve their resilience and self -esteem and prevent any low level emotional mental health challenges from escalating. We are looking for volunteers to join our Schools’ Team to support our Schools Project Coordinator to deliver groups to young people in primary schools in Elmbridge and Runnymede, during term time. These comprise of a range of focused activities, games, mindfulness and connecting with others through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

Role:

  • Supporting the Schools Project Coordinator with planning and delivery of group activities in Primary Schools. Groups are delivered during the school day for 1.5 hours, for a six consecutive weeks.
  • Listening to and supporting young people, showing empathy and understanding, remaining non-judgmental and caring
  • Engaging with young people to motivate, inspire and encourage potential
  • Take part in regular one to one and team meetings
  • Keep accurate records
  • Assist with regularly monitoring and reviewing the group resources created
  • To work within Eikon’s internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
  • Able to offer 2-3 hours per week, time commitment, in schools during term time

What skills do I need

  • An understanding of current issues relating to young people.
  • Able to communicate and listen to young people effectively.
  • Being passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people.
  • Empathy and Patience.
  • Reliable, Punctual and Committed.
  • IT Literacy.

What’s in it for you?

Volunteers will receive a thorough induction training before commencing their role in school and will have the opportunity of ongoing training and development throughout their time volunteering with Eikon.

You will also receive regular one to one supervision and support with the Wellbeing In Schools Lead and participate in team meetings. Out of pocket expenses will be agreed in advance.

Other benefits of volunteering include:

  • Get experience of working with young people/ Experience for your CV
  • Supporting your local community
  • Feeling like you’re making a difference
  • Meeting new people
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Improving your own health and wellbeing,
  • A chance to support a children’s charity in Surrey.

We are looking for applicants that have a real passion to support young people who are full of enthusiasm and fun and have a welcoming approach and personality.

How to apply

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.

An offer will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

Applications

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the details (which includes the application form) using the button below and submit your information using the Apply now button.

If you have any questions, please contact TeamAdmin@eikon.org.uk

 

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