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Help facilitate this intergenerational group and help foster a greater sense of inclusion

Community Development 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, allowing isolated individuals to take part in a range of social activities.

Having run a number of successful intergenerational school groups where older adults and children share activities such as crafts and singing, we would like to expand this to a more permanent activity. By running a parent toddler group within our extra care scheme, this would create a safe space for families to visit, it is also an opportunity to increase the community inclusion around the Tilehurst area.

In order to run this group, we are looking for a number of volunteers who would take the lead in facilitating the group and planning the activities. This new group would be a project where volunteers will work closely with their named supervisor to set up and provide a fun and inclusive activity for the whole community. Volunteers would be assisting the sessions to run smoothly, plan any specific activities and ensure that the space is left clear at the end of the session.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Katie Flint, Activities and Development Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07794 083862
Location address line 1
Chimney Court
Line 2
Shilling Close
Line 3
Tilehurst
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
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?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Sessions will run once a week, the day of the week will be decided based on volunteer availability
Task type?
Community Development
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreative
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?
5
Opportunity added on
21 December 2017

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