Alive Club Volunteer - Acer House, Weston-super-Mare

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Name: Alive Club Volunteer - Acer House, Weston-super-Mare
Organisation: Alive
Location: Acer House Care Home, 141b Milton Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 8AA
Type: Part Time
Flexible volunteering. Volunteers can sign up each month and decide how many hours they would like to volunteer. Also, other opportunities across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire are available.

Description

The chance to make the world of difference to someone who is lonely and create a haven of friendship!

Alive Clubs bring together older people still living at home and those living in care homes. Together both groups can widen their social networks and experiences. These clubs are 3 hours long and will have a varied programme of activity. In the long-term the sessions are to be shaped by the group. It is a great time to start volunteering with these projects as you can be part of them from the very beginning and ensure they are a success in the future. The clubs are a great opportunity to meet new volunteers, residents and staff!

The role involves creating a friendly and welcoming space and supporting staff members with the general organisation of the sessions.

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Organisation Description

Aiming to improve later life. We work in care homes providing a range of sessions across the South West. We run training for care homes and volunteers. We need volunteers to help the charity run these sessions at a low cost.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Elderly

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Experience and Skills Specification:
• Reliable and committed to the role
• Good written and verbal communication and ability to adapt approach depending on the audience
• Awareness of the impact of health conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s and sensory loss
• Confident to use own initiative
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Chatting with individuals at the session ensuring they feel welcome
• Building relationships and trust with attendees and encouraging connections across the group setting
• Ensuring all attendees ae welcomed, offering drinks etc
• Support the facilitator and care staff with the organising and smooth running of the sessions
• Commitment to Alive’s organisational values and policies including; confidentiality, safeguarding and equality and diversity
• Attend Volunteer Induction and attend volunteer meetings
• Other tasks not included in this list may be set depending on the needs of the organisation


Benefits

The chance to develop your communication and organisational skills.
Experience working with people with a range of abilities and backgrounds.

Giving a few hours of your time can make a huge difference to someone’s life!

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Interview, References, Trial Period