Volunteer Activity Workers

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 6 October 2016

Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Bridge of Weir

Riverview is a nine roomed respite project based in Quarriers Village. The project provided short breaks for adults who have learning disabilities. The project caters for approximately 90 people who use the service periodically. The people we support (guests) stay at Riverview for a few days at a time and participate in various activities during their stay.

The guests have a variety of health and learning disabilities.   The guests enjoy getting out and about and engaging in the local community and wider afield.  We try to ensure that people have a wide variety of choice and different social experiences depending on their individual choices and preferences.  The outings and activities are planned in advance in consultation with the guests through their pre visit review and welcome meetings.

The staff team work hard to make guests holiday/ short break as fun and enriching as possible.   Riverview is busy but a very rewarding place to work and volunteer.


We are looking for a number of he volunteers to help with planned activities, able to be proactive and adapt to changes in activity when needs arise.  There are a wide range of people who use the service with a lot of different communication styles who enjoy different social activities.  You will have the opportunity to engage the Guests in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts; baking; Wii; Xbox; Games nights; theme nights; Disco’s ,Karaoke, music workshops and much more.

This is a great opportunity for you to share your skills in any of the activities above or let us know of any skills you have that you are happy to share!


  • Proactive
  • Compassionate
  • Have good communication skills
  • Sociable.
  • Approachable
  • Team player.
  • Versatile
  • Up for some fun.


Riverview  -Mondays to Friday evenings  and at weekends


It would be wonderful if you could help us one day at the weekend and if you are availability/ flexibility for one or two evenings mid week from 6pm- 10pm


  • Introduction to Quarriers
  • Infection control
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Adult Protection Training
  • Mentor in project
  • Core Values
  • Adult protection
  • Safer handling of loads.
  • Food Hygiene


Due to the nature of some behaviors of our guests it would be better for volunteers to be over 18 years of age.


Application form, opportunity to visit project, meet staff, guests and to come along  during a planned outing or activity.  References and PVG will be required.


Yes there is disabled access at the project.

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Contact Name Louise McGinty
Telephone 01505 616109
Address Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Quarriers Village
Head Office
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

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