In Reading, Creative Support works with older adults providing activities and services within extra care schemes. We are looking to grow our activities program with the help of volunteers that would allow isolated individuals to take part in a range of social activities.
After a successful painting taster session we would like to run a regular art group. We would be looking for several volunteers to work together to lead this group with the support of staff. It would give the opportunity to plan activities such as painting, crafts and colouring in collaboration with the residents. A large focus for our activities is the socialising aspect, so we would be looking for volunteers who are interested in getting to know the residents and share a cup of tea during the session!
Volunteers would work closely with their named supervisor to plan activities and gather materials however we are also interested in promoting the creativity and independence of volunteers. We would like the sessions to run weekly however which day of the week is currently flexible. It is important to note that no particular artistic ability is needed, just creativity.
This would be a rewarding opportunity to give back to the community and to gain experience planning and delivering activities. You would be making an impact to the community by supporting activities that reduce isolation and increase well being for older adults.
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