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You can make a difference as a Youth and Family Volunteer

Support volunteers needed for The Weller Centre in RG4

The Weller Centre services are being developed in partnership with local organisations and community groups. We are working to create a vibrant and thriving community centre that provides a range of services for the community to engage with. At the Weller Centre we provide opportunities for volunteers to increase their confidence, well-being, skills and knowledge. We are looking for volunteers who are committed to their personal development and want to give back to their community.

You can make a difference as a Youth and Family Volunteer by helping to set-up, run, and break-down weekly sessions for young people, with activities for 0-5 such as Rhymetime and Messy Play or Youth Clubs for those ages 7-16. Inspire young people in our community and help provide a safe, engaging place for them to learn and to grow.

Supported by: Session Leader, Youth & Family Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: Weekdays (Monday- Friday)
Time Commitment: Minimum 1 hour, Maximum 3 hours per session
Possible sessions include:

  • Youth Club (ages 7-10), Mondays 4:30pm-6pm
  • Messy Play (ages 0-5), Wednesdays 10am-11:30pm
  • Rhymetime (ages 0-5), Thursdays 10:30am-11am
  • Youth Club (ages 11-16), Fridays 7:30pm-9pm

DBS required? Yes – Enhanced

Main tasks:

  • Assist Session Leader in set-up and break-down of activities or sessions
  • Assist in leading activities or sessions
  • Learn to lead activities or sessions by attending training or shadowing Session Leader
  • Identify toys or equipment that are broken, need cleaning, repairing or replacing
  • Take attendance or ensure participants sign register
  • Adhere to centre policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people

Essential criteria:

  • Being approachable, non- judgemental and have a great sense of humour
  • Be an excellent listener, empathetic, caring, patient, reliable and respectful
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issue arise (‘can do’ attitude)
  • Must be over 18 years of age

Desirable criteria:

  • Creative thinker
  • Have the ability to engage with all age groups

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to give back to your local community
  • Further develop your experience and interpersonal skills
  • Travel expenses paid (up to £10 for each session, on presentation of receipts)

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Tina Ford, Centre Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07870 198 584
Location address line 1
110 Amersham Road
Line 2
Caversham
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG4 5NA

Map
Location description
Caversham
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 PMWed AMThu AMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
From session Leader
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From session Leader
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
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?
12
Opportunity added on
31 October 2017

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