We are looking for volunteers to support our day service by doing arts and crafts, games or other activities with our members. Day service is open Tues, Thurs and Fri between 10am and 2pm so volunteers would need to have availability during these times (but not necessarily for every day or for the whole day).

The Day Service volunteer’s main tasks:
• To assist the day service supervisor in arranging arts and craft group activities e.g. The making of Birthday/Christmas cards and decorations, bookmarks, small gifts and painting and drawing activities.
• Assisting members with entries into ExtraCare competitions
• To assist the Activity Coordinator in arranging physical activities and games e.g., bowls, table tennis and Wii in communal areas
• Encouraging and assisting members to partake in activities of their choice
• Organising and leading activities
• To assist with refreshments
• To liaise with members to identify which activities they are interested in

Key skills needed for this role:
• Enjoys communicating with and spending time with people, particularly older people
• Demonstrates patience and understanding
• Trustworthy, honest, and reliable with effective time management skills
• Works well in a team and one to one
This role does not include the following tasks:
• Personal care tasks
• Administering medication
• Advice or support in relation to a person’s financial affairs
• No transferring (manual handling) of residents

Training and Development:
• Accessing training required to carry out the role and to further personal development
• Accumulating relevant work experience
• Direction and support to learn new skills
How to apply: If you would like to apply for this role then please contact Vicki at [email protected] or call 317 (0121 503 1317 if calling from outside the village)