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Dimensions UK Volunteering Opportunity: Music Group Volunteer – Minehead, Somerset

Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to live more independently at home and in the community. We are looking for volunteers to help us with this amazing work, and the wonderful things the people we support achieve.

We are looking for someone to make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism that attend our day service, by facilitating a space for their musical talents and interests.

About the role
We require volunteers who would be happy to come and facilitate a Music group for the people we support. You will work in partnership with Discovery colleagues to facilitate the group. Generally groups are quite relaxed with an informal structure but you are very welcome to bring your own ideas and plans for the group.

About you;
Passionate about music! Able to play an instrument or sing
Able to instruct others to create music
Able to commit to a regular timeslot of your choosing each week
Previous experience of group facilitation is desirable but by no means essential
Be able to communicate clearly and if possible to have experience of working with people with learning disabilities
Willingness to complete online training to develop you in your volunteer role

Activities will not include:
personal care

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

What you can expect from Discovery

We appreciate the generosity of volunteers and wish to support them while volunteering.

You can expect:
An organisation that values volunteers’ individual differences, interests and strengths
A welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere
Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Discovery staff
A comprehensive and personal induction to volunteering and your role
Agreed travel expenses reimbursed
An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you, so please make an application and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call the Vanessa Glasgow on 0300 303 9162 or email us at [email protected]

Course location:
Minehead, Somerset
Course fee: