Volunteer Activities Assistant

Job Reference: 71278
Posted: Thursday 5th October 2023
Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Bedford, Bedfordshire

We have volunteer opportunities available at The Houghton’s, Bedford. Do you have a passion for arts, crafts or gardening and would like to volunteer with us? We are a home for six residents with learning disabilities, and we are looking for volunteers to help us deliver fun and engaging sessions, including:

Someone who enjoys reading aloud to come along once or twice a week to read to two of our residents.

Are you green-fingered? We have a lovely, large garden, with a sensory section, that needs a little TLC. The garden is a fantastic space and is well used by our residents in the Spring and Summer months.

Can you help our fantastic Activities Officer to deliver some fun and engaging crafts, games, and arts sessions? You could be just the person for us.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, reliable, committed and enjoy working as a team. You can share your skills with us, or, learn and develop new skills.

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’s peer support group. Together we can make a difference.

Suggested Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per 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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