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Dimensions UK: Volunteer Activity Club Assistant – Odcombe, Somerset – Silver &Gold

Role Information – if you would like to chat about the role below, please call our Volunteer Line 0300 303 9162

Make Thursdays fun at The Willow Club!

We are looking for volunteers in the Odcombe, Somerset. that would like to support adults with learning disabilities at their weekly social club, The Willow Club. The session runs 11-2:30pm on Thursdays.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support people with different abilities to actively take part in these sessions. The activities are led by the customers that we support and colleagues within Discovery.

There are an interesting mix of activities; African drumming, arts and crafts, science experiments, table top games, out-door sports, summer trips to the beach, cooking/baking/ making smoothies, summer BBQ and to a local pub for skittles and pub food.

What you will do:
Engaging with the individuals who attend the club.
Supporting individuals with a range of activities.
Attending the club on a weekly basis, to promote continuity and predictability for the customers we support. This is particularly important when you are working with people with disabilities, as unpredictability can cause distress.

We’re looking for someone who is:
A good listener
Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism
Willing to commit to volunteer regularly

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

You must be over 18 to apply for this volunteering opportunity.

What you can expect from Discovery

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
Free training resulting in a certificate.

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 volunteering team on 0300 303 9162 or email us at [email protected]