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Could you help our residents take part in a varied schedule of fun and stimulating activities?

Support volunteers needed for Creative Support

Creative Support are seeking volunteers to help expand the schedule of activities we offer our residents.

Creative Support are a social care charity that works within four Extra Care services in central and west Reading. There is a wide range of adults over 50 years old that live in these services, some requiring support with daily living, mental health, physical disabilities and some needing no support at all. There is a great community spirit in these services with many residents socialising every day in the dining room and living rooms.

We are currently expanding on the activities held within these services. Weekly sessions are held for everything from bingo to crafts and singing to Zumba. Some of the services also hold day trips and one off events. Volunteers are vital to running sessions to allow residents to meet different people and to learn new skills.

We would encourage you to get in touch if you are able to support us running current activities or even sharing your hobby with us; we can support you to set up your own group!

As a Volunteer Activity Assistant you will help facilitate the preparation and delivery of activity sessions for the extra care residents. There are a range of activities that take place including bingo, singing, crafts and armchair Zumba. There may also be a number of one off events and day trips that you could choose to participate in.

As well as providing support to the staff member leading the session you will ensure those attending the session get the most out of the activity.

We are seeking people with an organised and proactive approach who will be able to develop trusting relationships with residents. You will play a crucial role in enabling residents to have a varied weekly schedule and improved wellbeing.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Katie Flint, Development Officer (Activities and Community Partnerships)
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 957 3709
Mobile?
07794 083 862
Contact instructions?
Please contact Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Location description
Within one of four locations of your choice in central and west Reading.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerInventiveSociablePatientSupportiveCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We have a full training rota for the year accessible to staff and volunteers. Full induction will be given. We have been accredited with the Investors in Volunteers award.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with staff.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
12
Opportunity added on
2 August 2017

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