group activities – ayr and/or girvan

Purpose and Aims of the role

Would you like to help parents with learning difficulties to develop the skills and confidence to reach their potential as parents?  Could you spare 2 hours a fortnight?  Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire offers support to families, where one or both parent(s) has a learning difficulty.  Our service would like to recruit group activities volunteers who will support parents and their babies and children to fulfil their potential.  Our aim is to build on parents’ abilities and confidence, enhance family life and help all members of the family.

what will i be doing?

  • Leading and helping staff with a fortnightly group for parents and children
  • Helping with set activities and to encourage and support parents and children to be involved
  • Providing emotional support
  • Supporting families to attend groups.

what skills can i bring to this role?

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to encourage and motivate parents to participate in activities
  • Experience of working with adults with a learning disability
  • Understanding of parenting problems

what qualities do i need?

  • Friendly and caring nature
  • To have a non-judgemental approach to people
  • Be empathetic
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
  • Friendly, helpful and understanding
  • Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner


when will i be needed?

  • 1-2 hours per fortnight
  • You will be required to support the group for a minimum of 6 months.


Ayr and/or Girvan.

what will i gain from the role?

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping families with parenting, confidence and achieving their full potential
  • Practical experience of working with children and families
  • An understanding of parenting programmes
  • Experience of working with adults with a learning disability

what support will i be given?

  • Induction
  • Child and Adult protection training
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
  • Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator


Additional Information

Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role.

For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application.  This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.

contact details

Contact Name: Sharon Swan

Telephone number: 01465 712 589

Email Address:

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