Volunteer Activities Support

Job Reference: 54095
Posted: Wednesday 9th March 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Voluntary Basis
Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Are you a reliable and friendly individual who is looking to volunteer some of your time in the local community?

Our Creative Together centre aims to provide an inspirational and inclusive space for the Creative Support community; including our staff, service users, volunteers and individuals from the voluntary sector. The vibrant centre and cafe offers our service users opportunities for co-production and creativity while also enabling us to connect with our local community and establish long-lasting partnerships. Each week we offer a timetable of enriching activities and events in our city centre hub with, and for, people with support needs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to become a Volunteer Activity Assistant at our Creative Together centre. As a Volunteer Activity Assistant, you will be responsible for planning and facilitating a variety of informal sessions with members at the centre, encouraging members to take part and enabling them to experiment in a wide range of subjects.

The role will involve planning the content of a session, performing and encouraging members to get involved. It isn’t necessary for applicants to have professional qualifications – enthusiasm is all you’ll need!

We provide very popular therapeutic activities which are widely recognised as an effective way of improving peoples’ mental wellbeing. As an activity assistant, you will enable our members to access enjoyable and fun activities that will increase their confidence and improve their wellbeing.

To support you in your role you will be offered training and regular supervision with an assigned supervisor.

• Plan and facilitate engaging sessions with members at Creative Together centre
• Support members to participate in the activities by giving encouragement and further information about the content and purpose of the activities.
• Carry out administrative activities associated with activity sessions such as taking a register
• Ensure all equipment is put away and the activity space is left tidy after the sessions

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

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 work with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks.

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.

Application Instructions:

Application Form 2022 - Volunteer