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Creative helpers needed for this arts group for older people

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Creative Support in RG30

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.

We are now running a fun and therapeutic art group and would be looking for several volunteers to work together to lead this group with the support of staff. It would give the opportunity to run activities such as painting 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! Our activity runs weekly from 1:45 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursdays.

Volunteers would work closely with their named supervisor to plan activities and we are also interested in promoting the creativity and independence of volunteers. 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 in the community by supporting activities that reduce isolation and increase well being for older adults.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Katie Flint, Activities and Development Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07794083862
Location address line 1
Chimney Court
Line 2
Shilling Close
Line 3
Tilehurst
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG30 4EN

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Thu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We have a full training rota 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 and scheduled supervision sessions.
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?
6
Opportunity added on
15 February 2018

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