|Location:||4th Floor, The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN|
This role is ideal for someone looking for fairly regular, but flexible volunteering during term-time.
The role of a volunteer Host involves supporting Year 6 primary school visits by carrying out a range of tasks to ensure their visit runs as smoothly as possible.
As Host, you’ll meet and greet Year 6 primary school classes and provide a brief introductory talk. After putting the children into their groups, you’ll remain with the teachers/parent helpers whilst the children take their tour of 18 ‘safety themed’ scenarios.
You’ll run through a range of set tasks which includes helping the teachers/parent helpers to answer the (practise) emergency 999 phone calls being made by the children.
Once the tour is finished, you’ll provide a closing talk and escort everyone off-site, in the knowledge that the children are leaving Lifeskills knowing how to live much safer, healthier, more independent lives.
We provide full training, at your own pace. Each volunteering session lasts 21/2 hours and you’re free to volunteer as often as you wish (Monday – Friday during term time).
• a choice of volunteering sessions (mornings 9:30am – 12:00pm, afternoons 12:30pm – 3:00pm, days 9:30am – 3:00pm)
• reimbursement of lunch cost from the Create Centre café (day volunteers only)
• a personalised training programme
• travel expenses
• Lifeskills uniform upon qualifying
• volunteer parties
• length of service awards
• development opportunities
Since January 2000, Lifeskills has provided safety education through a range of different programmes. Our main programme is aimed at Year 6 children.
Each year, schools within North Somerset and beyond, are invited to bring their Year 6 pupils (age 10/11) for a guided tour around the safety centre, which is modelled as a realistic village. During the tour, children are presented with hazardous scenarios in a range of different settings, including a road, beach, dark alleyway, shop, homes, and a railway platform.
Supported by the Programme Co-ordinator, each session is covered by a volunteer Host and up to 15 volunteer Child Safety Tour Guides.
A highlight in the school calendar, Lifeskills provides an exciting, interactive, and memorable experience. We provide a safe environment, in which children learn about life's common dangers, and the education we provide supports the ‘Keeping Safe’ elements of the Personal, Health, Social, Economic curriculum (PHSE).
As the face of the charity, we are looking for people who enjoy providing excellent service with the confidence to manage small groups of children.
This is a unique and hugely rewarding role working for a friendly, welcoming charity. You’ll meet lots of lovely people and receive plenty of support. You’ll gain a great deal of satisfaction helping children learn how to be safe and feel proud to have played a part in providing such a fond, memorable experience.
Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References, Taster session