Volunteer Activity Workers (NW)Vacancy posted: Thursday, 6 October 2016
Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Quarriers Glasgow Northwest Group Activities is an established service. This service, based in the Northwest of Glasgow, is part of the Glasgow Group Activities project which also runs in the Southside of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire.
The project aims to provide meaningful activities to enhance peoples’ social inclusion and meet their Outcome Based Support Plans. The Group will be based in local community center’s to encourage social inclusion and community development.
A number of volunteers are required to provide meaningful activities to a group of adults with learning disabilities. You will be required to support the group in a “volunteer capacity” role in your chosen area of interest/expertise. You will also support the session leader in the preparation of session plans for the allotted time and be inclusive for all service users encouraging participation.
Sessions should be fun, educational, and service user led.
The aim is to introduce service users to regular activities to enable them to develop their own skills.
REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:
Volunteers should have relevant qualifications or interests in the following areas:
- Movement to Music
- Drama or theatre performance
- Massage therapy
- Beauty therapy
- Group Games (i.e. parachute games, rounder’s etc)
- Cinema groups
- Walking groups
Alternatively: please approach us if you think you have a talent that you wish to bring to a Group.
Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is desirable. If not, the adaptability and willingness to develop your skills and experiences towards the core group. Qualifications will be required in certain areas (e.g. massage, beauty, fitness)
- A desire to enhance people’s lives. Confidence to lead sessions in front of the group
- Good communication skills
- Good planning skills
WHERE & WHEN:
The Group sessions take place in the Northwest of Glasgow in Stonedyke Community Center in Drumchapel; the activity workshop is during the day with the workshop 11-12am.
Due to the nature of the group we would be asking for at least 6 months commitment to allow the establishment of relationships within the group activity setting. This will allow adequate time to allow our service users to get to form a friendly supportive relationship with potential volunteers.
TRAINING & SUPPORT PROVIDED:
All volunteers can access relevant Quarriers training courses in-line with their volunteering role. Volunteers may attend relevant current Group Activities sessions before running their own. Support will be provided through liaising with the Group Activities Development Worker after every session, and supervisions on a mutually convenient frequency
Volunteer must be able to make their own way to the centre, either with their own transport or public transport, and factor in travelling time when applying for the role.
Volunteer application form, meeting with Group Activities Development worker, portfolio or audition (depending on role), PVG (Disclosure Scotland), references, production of relevant qualifications and insurance documents (if applicable).
Centres will be fully wheelchair accessible.
Existing Workshops & Sessions:
Potential volunteers may attend current Group Activities sessions to gain an insight into what our workshops offer and then we can establish which time, place and workshop would be best suited to offer a voluntary support that the volunteer will also enjoy and have an interest to offer.
|Contact Name||Louise McGinty|
|Address||Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Bridge of Weir
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