Volunteer Activity Assistant (Job Ref: 19851)

Position Categories: new, South East, Voluntary

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 13 September 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support work within four Extra Care services in central and west Reading. There is a wide range of adults over 50 years old that live in these services, some requiring support with daily living, mental health, physical disabilities and some needing no support at all. There is a great community spirit in these services with many residents socialising every day in the dining room and living rooms.

We are currently expanding on the activities held within these services. Weekly sessions are held for everything from bingo to crafts and singing to Zumba. Some of the services also hold day trips and one off events.

Volunteers are vital to running sessions to allow residents to meet different people and to learn new skills.

Purpose of the role: As a Volunteer Activity Assistant you will help facilitate the preparation and delivery of activity sessions and workshops for the extra care residents. There are a range of activities that take place including bingo, singing, crafts and armchair Zumba. There may also be a number of one off events and day trips that you could choose to participate in.
As well as providing support to the staff member leading the session you will ensure those attending the session get the most out of the activity.

We are seeking people with an organised and proactive approach who will be able to develop trusting relationships with residents. You will play a crucial role in enabling residents to have a varied weekly schedule and improved wellbeing.

Suggested Time Commitment: We’d recommend a minimum time commitment of 2-3 hours per week, and availability can be discussed at interview stage.

Application Instructions:

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Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.