Volunteer Shed Buddy

The Shed Tameside is a non profit group in Loxley House run by volunteers offering a chance for men (and Women) to interact in a creative workshop setting. The Shed is a larger version of the typical men’s shed at the bottom of the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests. It offers a safe, friendly and inclusive workshop, where men (and women on Fridays) come together to work, share ideas and experiences. More importantly, it’s a place where they can make friends and enjoy themselves. Some of The Shed's service users have additional needs such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, Dementia. Volunteers are needed to befriend and support these people to engage in Shed activities, to have fun and to help ensure that they follow the guidance and keep safe.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Befriend service users with additional needs and work with them to ensure they:
• Can get involved with Shed activities and have fun safely
• Make friends and socialise
• Sanitising hands at appropriate times
• Follow signed paths around the centre
• Wearing PPE as necessary
• Support with “quiet” activities; darts, dominoes, etc.,
• Observing “bubbles” groups

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

There are a wide range of skills you will need or can acquire through volunteering with The Shed, starting with:
- Woodworking skills and/or other appropriate skills
- The ability to work in a team
- Leadership
- Problem solving and adaptability.
- Communicating with shedders and other stakeholders.
- The ability to plan and prioritise work.

Areas of Interest: Art, Community, Community centre, Craft, Health and wellbeing, Men, Older people, Social Welfare, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, DIY/odd jobs, Lending a helping hand, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Carpentry, Creativity, Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Shed (Tameside)