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.
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Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
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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
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedLikes team workGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
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.
Description of support
Regular contact with staff and scheduled supervision sessions.
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed.
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
21 December 2017
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