Activities support at Mearley Fold Day Centre

Do you have a few hours available each week to commit to supporting activities at Mearley Fold?

On this occasion, we are looking for a Gardening Support Volunteer – day / time flexible to support a suitable volunteer. Please speak to a member of staff before applying to ensure role is suitable.

They have scheduled activities and require Volunteers to help engage their service users and residents to take part, activities include:

  • Befriending –Wednesday afternoon – take time with the service users offering sensitive listening skills and good communication.
  • Arts & Crafts – Monday morning – if you are good at arts & crafts and able to inspire others with easy projects that would be an advantage.
  • Gardening – days / times flexible, garden and DIY skills required, helping maintain the garden area and helping support gardening projects.

Times: mornings 10.30am to 12.30am, afternoons 2.00pm – 4.00pm

If you have a specific area of interest in any of the activities above, and are available for the day & time listed, before applying you are asked to Please speak to a member of staff at the Home for further details before applying to ensure it’s suitable for you.

Please state which activity/activities you would like to volunteer for upon application.

Older people services operate using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors. Their core purpose is to provide high quality person centred residential and daytime support for their service users.

This opportunity is subject to an enhanced DBS check. You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks.


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  • Spend some time chatting to residents/service users, helping them to combat their feelings of loneliness
  • Encourage them to take part in the activities and offer support where appropriate
  • Help to brighten up their day
  • Log your volunteering hours monthly online

Required Qualities:

  • Have the skills required to support the activity.
  • Be a good listener & communicator
  • Be committed to providing a good and reliable service
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly & approachable
  • Have a caring and empathic nature
  • Able to follow guidelines and regulations
  • Aware of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of helping those living with dementia would be an advantage


Training on Safeguarding will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.

Required Age:

16 years +


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Mearley Fold Day Centre, Bright Street, Clitheroe BB7 1NW

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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