Activities Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House

Name: Activities Volunteer
Organisation: Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House
Location: 2 St Paul's Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4AF
Type: Part Time

Description

We are looking for volunteers to spend time with our residents in Birnbeck House and Quantock house, taking part in regular activities and hobbies together.

Activities could include reading, playing games and jigsaws or other interests that the resident may have. Several residents are learning to use iPads and would like some help. There will also be opportunities to get involved in other events and activities that regularly take place.

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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

  • Disability

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

What we are looking for
• Willing to support choice and independence for disabled people
• Non-judgemental, empathetic and patient
• Reliable
• Good listening and explaining skills
• Good communicator for activities but a quiet person is welcome to volunteer too.

This role would suit someone who is patient and emphatic and able to offer friendship to someone with learning disabilities.


Benefits

• Gain experience working with disabled people
• Gain experience in training people
• Learn about new games and hobbies
• Learn more about groups and activities taking place in and around Weston-super-Mare

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes, for lunch and travel
Restrictions: N/A
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: N/A
Offer: You will be supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Training: Ongoing training and support will be provided
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References