In Reading, Creative Support works with older adults providing activities and services within extra care schemes. We currently run art and craft activities at three locations; Oak Tree House (RG30 4DZ), Cornerstones (RG30 4XR) and Chimney Court (RG30 4EN), that encourage isolated individuals to take part in fun, social activities.
We are looking for several volunteers to support the existing group leaders and staff. It would give you the opportunity for hands-on experience in the community, and make a big difference to the daily lives of our service users. A large focus of 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 support the activity and we are also interested in promoting the creativity and independence of volunteers. The sessions run weekly and we would be interested to hear from volunteers who could support this on a regular basis. 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 in delivering social, creative activities. You would be making an impact on the community by supporting activities that reduce isolation and increase wellbeing for older adults.
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