Volunteer Activities Assistant

Job Reference: 69759
Posted: Thursday 5th October 2023
Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Bedford, Bedfordshire

Dove Lane is a 24 hour residential care service for adults with Learning Disabilities. We currently have 5 residents, male and female.

We have a volunteer opportunity available at Dove Lane, Harrold, Bedfordshire. We are located in Harrold, and as we are a rural area with limited public transport, if you are a car driver with access to your own vehicle you may find it easier to travel to us, we have onsite parking available. We are flexible on the days and times for your volunteering sessions.

We are looking for volunteers to deliver fun and engaging activity sessions. If you have a particular skill, or a general enthusiasm for all things arts and crafts we’d love to hear from you! The sessions can include board games, baking sessions, knitting clubs, music lessons, origami, gardening, our residents are keen to get involved!

There are other ways to volunteer too, our service has a lovely garden and we’d love help to build a sensory garden and really make the most of the space. You would be helping a member of staff to create an area where our residents can enjoy the outdoors during the spring and summer months.

As a volunteer with Creative Support we offer training for your role, access to a volunteer supervisor, an induction, a monthly volunteer newsletter, and an online volunteer support network group on Zoom. Together we can make a difference!

Suggested Time Commitment: 4 hours a week

If you would like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or you application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email volunteer@creativesupport.co.uk.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start volunteering with us. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

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

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