Arts and Crafts Assistant – Thorpe View Day Centre

Do you love doing arts and crafts?

Do you have a few hours to spare each week?

We are seeking volunteers who love sharing their passion for arts and crafts with others. As an Arts and Crafts volunteer you will assist people to partake in small group activities within and around the centre by sharing your hobby / craft skills to create activities for a small number of people.

Day services are provided in community settings. The service aims to support people with disabilities to regain/learn skills and confidence and help them to achieve their personal goals.

Support from a Volunteer can help make a difference in someone’s life, even if it’s just a smile.

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

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Tasks:

  • Encourage individuals to participate in 1:1 and group arts and crafts activities
  • Games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Actively support, encourage and empower people to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives
  • Encourage and spend some time chatting to residents helping to combat feelings of loneliness
  • Help to brighten up a resident’s day
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

  • Be good communicators
  • Be committed to providing a good service
  • Be patience
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines
  • Be friendly and have an approachable manner
  • Have knowledge and awareness of dementia issues

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

monm, mona, tuem, tuea, wedm, weda, thum, thua, frim, fria
Days
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Afternoon
Evening
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Thorpe View Day Centre, Thorpe Avenue, Torrisholme, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 6NG

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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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