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Activities Volunteer

Description of the role:

We are looking for volunteers to build positive relationships with the people we support and to support them in a wide range of activities alongside our staff team.

This could include volunteering in our furniture recycling workshops; assisting with craft activities such as sewing or card making etc; and supporting our cooking and art groups. It could also involve accessing the local community to visit local galleries, the outdoor gym or library.

You may choose to share a particular skill that you have or to generally get involved in whatever is going on – the choice is yours.

We have a shop where we sell the furniture items we have recycled/refurbished and the craft products that we have made. There is a workshop at the rear of the shop and another premises in Halesworth which we use for some activities.

You can choose to volunteer for a set time on a set day (e.g. every Wednesday morning) or you can choose to volunteer on a more flexible basis.

At the Halesworth Day Service, we support up to 12 adults, Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Art, Befriending and Buddying, Gardening, Music
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

• Friendly and approachable
• Reliable and patient
• Interested in others
• Able to use initiative and work autonomously
• Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
• Willing to work within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
• Good communication and listening skills

What skills will be learned / gained?

Relevant training
•Induction to the service and volunteer role
•A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for you
•To feel fully supported in your role
•Agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed (e.g. travel and activity costs)
•The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
•The opportunity to learn new skills
•To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

+16 years of age

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

If you wish to apply, you can apply on our Mencap Website

For additional information:
Please contact Paige on 01986 874047

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Mencap
Organisation Profile:

The Royal Mencap Society is a charity for people with learning disabilities.

At our Halesworth Service, we provide a 12 week Me Time Programme, for adults with learning disabilities to gain skills and become part of the community.

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.