Craft and Art Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House

Name: Craft and Art Volunteer
Organisation: Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House
Location: 2 St Paul's Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4AF
Type: Part Time
We are looking for a volunteer who can commit to a number of crafting or art sessions which we will then offer to our residents and other disabled people in and around Weston-super-Mare. Volunteer can choose any day and time to run session, which we ask to take place regularly – either at the same day and time each week for a set number of weeks, or every month for a set number of months. We will secure the venue and cover the cost of materials.

Description

Creative person wanted to run craft and art sessions for disabled people in Weston-super-Mare.

We are looking to run crafting and art sessions with our residents and reach out to other disabled people in and around Weston-super-Mare. Our aim is to reach out to the community to allow our residents to engage further with groups, clubs and activities in and around Weston-super-Mare.

Some activity ideas are knitting, paper crafting, card making, colouring in, drying flowers, and the list goes on. We are very open to new ideas and our residents are keen to learn new skills.

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Organisation Description

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose, enabling people to access the local community and participate fully in a wide range of social and leisure activities.

Birnbeck House is a home providing a range of services for adults with learning disabilities. It's a lovely Edwardian building situated near the sea front in the popular holiday town of Weston super Mare.

Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. We offer a wide range of activities, including swimming, music and dance therapy, and social events. We also hold fundraising events in the home, which residents get involved with, if they wish.

Our fully-trained staff members are experienced and provide our residents with 24-hour support. We support our residents to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy
  • Families
  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • Caring
  • Catering
  • Community Work
  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • Entertainment
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • General and Helping
  • Mentoring
  • Practical Work and DIY
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

We are looking for volunteers with a creative flair. Someone who know how to kit, craft or create art in any format.


Benefits

Volunteers will get a good understanding of the issues facing disabled people
We will train you to understand the role of Leonard Cheshire
We will train you to work with disabled people
We will pay for your DBS check
We will provide support for you in your volunteering role
You will meet new people and make new friendships
You will get a sense of helping and making a difference to a disabled persons life
You will be invited to attend volunteer days and activities
We will acknowledge the effort you put into volunteering

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes, for lunch and travel
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview, Taster session