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Do you want an active role in the community?

Support volunteers needed for Creative Support in RG30

Do you want an active role in the community?

From January 2018, Creative Support will be hosting a new Seated Movement to Music group for older residents in the community. The sessions will be organised by a qualified instructor who will lead the group in active exercises. Seated movement encourages better health and mental wellbeing and offers the opportunity for a social activity within the community.

We are looking for volunteers to support (and take part!) in the sessions, lasting around one hour, and then support the instructor in making teas and coffees for the residents. This last part is a great opportunity for volunteers to chat to the community to provide a friendly social environment.

Please note that volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check which can take up to 6 weeks to be processed.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Katie Flint, Activities and Development Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07794 083 862
Location address line 1
Chimney Court
Line 2
Shilling Close
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?
Wed PM
Availability required
All of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
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?
2
Opportunity added on
31 October 2017

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