Volunteer Activities Assistant

What You'll Do: 

Volunteers will provide a welcoming and friendly face for carers attending, undertake basic administrative tasks and help organise refreshments. Volunteers may help lead sessions such as craft sessions if they have the skills to do so.

Carers Together events and activities are a valuable opportunity for carers to meet other carers and share experiences about their caring role as well as spending some time doing things they enjoy. Our events and activities volunteers will provide emotional support to carers at events and activities and allow us to expand the activities available to carers

Core Tasks
- Involvement in, and facilitation of, activities & events
- Ensuring all attendees feel included and welcome
- Various other administration duties including preparation and signing people in

Why You'll Love It: 
You will be able to gain experience in providing face-to-face support, while helping unpaid carers from the local community be able to cope better with the day-to-day challenges of their caring role. 
What You'll Learn: 
You will learn about the specific challenges faced by unpaid carers, as well as practisicing your skills in providing face-to-face support to people. 
What We're Looking For: 
Skills Good people and listening skills Good administration and organisation skills   Knowledge Knowledge of carers’ legislation and the issues carers face would be beneficial Knowledge of working with people with memory loss would be of benefit Knowledge of safeguarding issues and logistics of correct moving and handling   Understanding Understanding of the importance of confidentiality, appropriate boundaries, safeguarding and the needs of carers and those they care for A basic understanding of the role of carers and the issues they face   Qualities Friendly and approachable Patience. reliability, adaptability and a desire to help others are important Enjoy meeting new people Ability to use discretion when appropriate  
Summary
Volunteering
Mental Health
Social Care
Middlesbrough
Redcar and Cleveland
0 Weeks Minimum
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Creativity
Empathy
Interpersonal / Confidence
Requirements: 
CV / Resume
DBS check
In-Person Interview
Over 18
Training

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