Activity and Recovery Events Volunteer

It’s often overwhelming for the people we support to make changes in their lives, as a Activity and Recovery Events volunteer you will play a key role in proving a safe space for our service users to get together, connect and have fun. This a new and exciting opportunity for someone to develop our social activity programme. You will take a lead in organising, promoting, and facilitating fun recovery focused activities like bingo, movie nights and group walks. You will be responding to the needs of our service, looking at what new activities we could develop, that would strengthen and enhance the opportunities on offer to the people that access our service. You will be working alongside the staff team and volunteers. Liaising with our partners, building, and strengthening links with the wider community. This is a rewarding and exciting role for someone who wants to make a difference in their community.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

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

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

• Create a safe space for our service users to connect and have fun
• Organise and prepare activities and events for our service users
• Promote events on social media and within the service/ community
• Manage budgets for events and organise prizes, refreshments and food as required
• Host live events/activities in person or virtually using platforms such as Zoom
• Work with those who access our service, staff and the community to develop new activities / events

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Ability to work with professional boundaries
• Excellent organisational skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent time management skills, and an ability to work on own initiative prioritising accordingly.
• Ability to liaise and work in partnership with a wide range of professionals and agencies.
• Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Community, Environment, Health and wellbeing, Men, Mental Health, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Counselling, Mentoring, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Organising, Reading and writing, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Change, Grow, Live
Organisation Profile: We are a charity that supports people to change their lives for the better.