Activities Organiser

Location: Newcastle

Role Description

Volunteer Activities Organiser’s role will allow us to expand our holistic approach to the residents’ well-being. Types of activities that may be developed are: games, arts and crafts or social activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Identify client’s aspirations and gather information around their hobbies and interests.
  • Encourage clients to increase their social friendships through community groups.
  • Help to organise and run activities with residents
  • Encourage residents to actively participate
  • Work on a one to one basis with the services users to access groups and activities in the local community
  • Assist service users to gain a good knowledge of local transport.
  • To have a coffee, chat, food with service users and gain an understanding of issues and barriers faced by service users trying to access community groups and sustain these links.
  • Work alongside activity coordinators and support them with motivating clients to engage with the activities.

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Commitment to supporting the needs of client group
  • Ability to sensitively and appropriately relate to the client group
  • To manage appropriate boundaries in the relationship
  • Reliable, confident, consistent in support of activities and contact with service user
  • A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non judgmental approach
  • Ability to adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Sense of fun and ideas for things to do

Expected hours/times

Week day and/or weekend, to be agreed.

Next Step

For further information about this role please contact  Lyndsay Sholder, Project Lead, E:   lyndsay.sholder@changing-lives.org.uk, T: 0191 2260046

To apply please contact: Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU

Email: sead.masic@changing-lives.org.uk

Apply for this vacancy

To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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