Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Assistant Volunteer...

Purpose of this role:

To support staff and service users within a therapeutic group, to build on experience and maintain skills. Groups include art, baking, carpentry, gardening and much more.

Time commitment :

Day/s and hours to be mutually agreed

Location:

Withy Trees Day Support, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3BS

Charnley Fold Day Support, Cottage Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6YA

This position will report to:

Officer in Charge

Necessary personal qualities:

  • To have good social skills and be able to support and work within a group.
  • To have an understanding/patience of the needs of people with dementia.
  • Honest, reliable and the ability to be non-judgmental.
  • To use experience and existing skills to support a group.

The duties/ activities’ for this role will include:

The volunteer will enable service users to take an active part in a therapeutic group.

To promote interaction and stimulation with the help of staff and to report any concerns/problems to the Officer in Charge.

Training required for this role:

Health and Safety, Dementia Awareness, Safeguarding.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check DBS clearance will not be required