Volunteer Activity Support

  • To assist staff with the planning, implementation and maintenance of various interesting and fun activity groups for service users
  • Tees Valley area
  • thirteen housing group

Purpose
of Role

To assist staff with the planning,
implementation and maintenance of various interesting and fun activity groups
for service users, families and their children to participate in to improve
their skills and knowledge.

Responsibilities



Main Tasks and Expectations


Volunteers will support in creating and sustaining regular activity
groups by;


·
Consulting with Service Users to see what activities
they want in place


·
Liaise with staff to create an activity rota that meets
the Service Users needs





· Support with
researching activity equipment (if needed) and gaining funding


· Network with
external agencies to source support for specialist activities


· Generate interest
and participation via the creation of colourful informative posters


· Help with setting
up/putting away activities


· Support and
assist Service Users with planned activities


· Supervise Service
Users and their children whilst they undertake activities


· Engage with all
that participate and ensure they feel included and welcome


· Take a leading
role in facilitating activities and provide direction for the session





· Act as a
positive role model: to listen, support, encourage and motivate Service Users
during various activities


· Attend
occasional planning and discussion meetings regarding the activities in
place.



Volunteers will also need;


· To be punctual
and attend pre-arranged voluntary sessions and let the team know if this
is not possible at the earliest opportunity


· To follow the
organisations confidentiality and risk management procedures and to
maintain safe working practices including traceability


· To familiarise
yourself with relevant policies and procedures including Lone Working and
Health and Safety


· To behave in a
professional manner that reflects Thirteen’s values


· To attend
regular supervisions and possible team meetings to input and receive
feedback and aid continual professional development.













Knowledge & Skills

Training
and Induction Requirements



Volunteers will have to undergo an Enhanced
DBS check and will need two references. Training sessions will also have to be
attended before starting the placement and include; an online E-learning
package plus two days training with the Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator.

Personal Qualities

Skills/Experience
Needed



· Be
motivated with a positive attitude



· Good
Communication Skills to work positively with Service Users



· Non-judgemental
attitude



·
A sense of fun and the ability and willingness to join in
with activities at all times



· Good
organisational skills for planning and facilitating



· A
commitment to attend regular activity sessions



·
Able to work with members of staff as part of the team
and on own initiative



·
Able to take part in evaluation and/or training in
connection if required



Be flexible (due to
activities taking place on a regular basis on specific days)

General Requirements

Availability
and Duration



To
aid in consistency we would like volunteers
to volunteer at least 2 ½ hours per week to support with the setting up and
facilitation of activities. A minimum commitment time period of six months will
be appreciated that will progress for no longer than twenty four months. This
role requires mainly daytime support with the possibility of some evening and
weekend hours.

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.