We all know that volunteering can be fun: you meet new people, do something you enjoy and at the same time make a contribution to your community. But there are many other reasons why you might want to get involved.
Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health?
Did you know that volunteering can open new doors – whether that is to new hobbies or new career paths.
Volunteering can make you feel proud of yourself, proud that you have helped others.
Confidence and self esteem can improve and developing a routine can prepare you for going back to work.
We are not currently looking to recruit any further volunteers
Job Title: Trainee Supporter
You will be supporting people with disabilities to achieve specific objectives and learn new skills. You will do this on either a one-to-one or group basis. You will be leading and supporting by example, so working alongside people, joining in with their tasks.
You will be a good team player with excellent communication skills and an understanding of issues relating to disabilities.You will be patient and flexible in your approach to people and be happy joining in with the tasks that others are completing.
As part of your induction you will undertake training in Safeguarding, Disability Awareness, the Equality Act 2010 and you will also be given tips on how to handle unfamiliar or difficult conversations and situations. There will also be annual mandatory training that all volunteers will be expected to attend, as well as specific interest training sessions which will be optional. On-the-job horticulture gardening training will be available as required. Guidance will also be offered when supporting individuals.
We ask that all volunteers are able to offer a specified day a week, from 10-3.
Our recruitment process is quite formal, as we are looking for very specific skills and experience.
Firstly you will be invited in to collect an application form, and be given a brief tour of the centre. When you return the application form to us, we will follow up your two references.
Subject to good references, we will invite you in for a formal interview and also offer you the opportunity to find out more about what we do here.
If we agree that this is the right opportunity for you, we will then undertake your Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check and start your induction.
If you'd like to apply, please contact us.