Activity Assistant

Paul’s Place (South West)

Name: Activity Assistant
Organisation: Paul’s Place (South West)
Location: Paul’s Place, Serridge Lane, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2TT
Type: Part Time
We are looking for regular volunteers, but also we are interested in people who would like to run a specific activity workshop so then we could have it as a one off or 6 week block.

Description

Do you have - ‘joy, patience, commitment, understanding, a fun-loving nature and are happy to have a laugh and a joke’? (as requested by our members).

Paul’s Place is a charity that enhances life for physically disabled adults with cognitive or sensory impairment.

We do this by providing social activities that connect people, reduce isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give people the opportunity to develop new skills, enjoy new experiences and live life to the full.

We are looking for volunteers to help support us in this.

By becoming a Paul’s Place volunteer, you will make a real difference to someone’s life whilst gaining skills and experience, developing friendships, and having a rewarding role.

We provide all necessary training, and we support you throughout your volunteering.

Please note, for all of our volunteer roles a DBS check will be carried out and references will be taken up.

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Organisation Description

Paul’s Place is a charity that enhances life for physically disabled adults.
We do this by providing social activities that connect people, reduce isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give people the opportunity to develop new skills, enjoy new experiences and live life to the full.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Disability

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Caring
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

The volunteer role will involve:

• volunteering remotely/on site to assist our members (the people who use our services) and the rest of the team.
• listening and talking to members to see how they are.
• encourage member’s interests and hobbies by discussing them.
• supporting individuals in being involved in the activities.
• Setting up and running activities if you feel confident in doing this
• provide practical support as the situation necessitates.
• attending supervision as required.
• attending an induction and any essential training (including mandatory safeguarding training and manual handling).

You will need to:

• to have an understanding of the issues that can affect the disabled community.
• to be a good listener with a friendly and approachable personality and a warm manner.
• be keen to find out about members; their interests and hobbies and discuss them.
• to have a caring nature; be patient; respectful and have good empathy skills.
• able to give at least a morning or afternoon of your time a month.
• a commitment to volunteering with us for at least 3/6 months.
• able to provide 2 references.


Benefits

• to receive an induction and any relevant training
• to receive supervision and feedback regularly
• agreed re-imbursement of expenses
• to be supported and valued in your role
• to meet new people
• the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives
• To get good skills and experience on their CV

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: 45p per mile travel, bus fares, lunch if volunteering all day.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, Taster session