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SCI IVS-MTV-A REINO UNIDO Edinburgh, Scotland Socially disadvantaged 01/08/2021 01/04/2022

Cyrenians

in Great Britain, hosted by IVS GB

Theme: Socially disadvantaged

Location:Edinburgh, Scotland

Duration:Looking for volunteers from now on for 6 to 9 months placement. No previous experience re- quired.

Application:Contact IVS for further information and an appli- cation form. Applicants must be between 16 - 30 years of age.

Vacancies:2

Languages:English English

Project Description:

Cyrenians has two residential communities. Each community has up to eight residents aged 16-30, who come to live in the communities as a result of being homeless. Volunteers are peer mentors to the community residents. Volunteers and residents live within our community facility. It’s hard work and very chal- lenging, but a memorable experience.

Work: Volunteers are peer mentors to the community residents and do not substitute the work of paid staff. Volunteers and residents live within our commu- nity facility and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the building, which is their home. The process of being involved in decision-making empowers residents and helps to develop their confidence, skills and abilities. We endeavour to create equality between community members (residents and vol- unteers), but volunteers must note that the young men and women who come to live here come as a result of their need for support. Volunteer support for a resident may include: * Accompanying a resident to the job centre * Helping a residents to cook a meal for the whole community * Acting as a sounding board for a problem or difficult situation * Offering mature and calm guidance Requirements: Volunteers should be aged 16-30 years. Because the project is working with vulnerable people, there are very specific criteria. Interested vol- unteers will get the full information upon request.

Food: Provided
Accommodation: All accommodation and food costs are met by Cyrenians. Pocket money: 30 GBP per week
Insurance: VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE APPROPRIATE HEALTH INSUR- ANCE, ARRANGED EITHER THROUGH THE SCI SENDING ORGANISA- TION OR INDEPENDENTLY. PROOF IS REQUIRED: WITHOUT THIS VOL- UNTEERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Separate travel insurance will be also required.
Fees: None
Visa: UK Border Control requires that people living outside the CTA obtain a visa. IVS GB will provide sponsorship letter/certificate.
Others: As the post involves working with vulnerable young people, volunteers will need to obtain a letter or certificate of approval to confirm that they are fit to work with young people. Acquisition of this form of approval will vary from country to country. Holiday allowance at the three-month stage and contribution towards travel expenses to the community when you first arrive.