Volunteer Communtiy Engagement Officer

Job Reference: 80069
Posted: Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Closing Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Voluntary Basis
Leicester, Leicestershire

Our Orchard House service is located within a busy local community. We’d really like to explore and help our Service users to access the activities and groups in the local area.

Your volunteer role will involve regularly meeting with our Service Users and finding out the types of activities and groups they would be interested in joining. You will research the local area using a variety of different search methods including online searches, phone calls, and in person conversations to put together a community groups file.

Once you have put together a list of local connections you will work with our Service Users to make contact with the groups and coordinate their attendance, including planning travel to and from the group or activity, and if they need to provide any particular equipment for the session. For example, if joining a local walking group, you will help the service user to make contact with the group lead to find out where the group meets, what time, and if walking boots and waterproof clothing are needed.

Volunteer duties:

• Consult regularly with Service Users to find out the types of activities or groups they would like to join.
• Scope the local area using a variety of research tools.
• Create a community groups list.
• Act as a connector between the group contact and Service users to join the group.
• Keep in contact with service Users to find out how the group is going, and if they would like to explore different groups.

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.

Suggested time commitment: Monday to Friday, 2 days 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.

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a completed Volunteer Application Form: Application Form 2022 - Volunteer