Volunteer Activities Assistant

Job Reference: 69761
Posted: Thursday 5th October 2023
Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Bedford, Bedfordshire

We have volunteer opportunities available at Oakley, 4 High Street, Bedford. We are a residential care service for adults with learning disabilities, and we are currently looking for people who are enthusiastic, reliable and committed, to join our team and help deliver fun and engaging sessions.

Do you know your way around the kitchen, or would you like to share your baking skills? We have volunteer opportunities available for you to teach our residents cooking skills, anything from a pizza, a pasta bake, or even a cake.

Do you have green fingers? We have a lovely garden here at our service and we’d like someone to help us maintain our sensory garden for us to enjoy during the Spring and Summer months.

We are also looking for activities assistants to help create and deliver arts and crafts sessions, including games, painting, and general crafty fun.

Do you enjoy music? You could share your music skills with us, and arrange a disco!

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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