Gateway Support Assistant

No particular qualifications needed. Just an ability to share interests and hobbies with others. Need patience and good listening skills. Would you like to share your skills and talents or develop new ones alongside adults with a learning disability? Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm. Oldham Gateway Club is a recreational club for people with learning disabilities who live in and around the Oldham area. We cater for people from age 16 to 76. The club was started almost 45 years ago. We meet every Wednesday evening at the All Nation Church, Egerton Street, Oldham from 7 - 9.30pm. We curently have 90 members and 14 volunteer helpers who meet each week to participate in a variety of activities. These range from 10 Bowls, Pool, Bingo, Art and Craft, Music Project. Wii games, New Age Kurling, Sport activities. For many of our members Wednesday is the only evening they get to go out without parents or members of their family. It is also the only respite some families have from caring for sons or daughters. To receive more information about how to apply for this volunteer opportunity please click: 'Register your interest' below to send your enquiry to Volunteer Centre Oldham (if you are not already registered with do-it you may need to do this first). Then within 10 working days you will receive an email from a member of the volunteer centre team with next step instructions you will need to follow.
Start date: 25th August 2016
End date: 1st January 2021
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Skill and Qualifications Required:

Creative,Teamwork,Talking to others,Listening

Areas of Interest: Disability, Mental Health, Older people, Young people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Design, Support Work
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Gateway Club
Organisation Profile: To provide opportunities for people with a learing disability to meet with friends and share different skills. Oldham Gateway Club is a recreational club for people with learning disabilities who live in and around the Oldham area. We cater for people from age 16 and our oldest member is 76! The club was started almost 45 years ago, and in 1970 the group affiliated to the Mencap organisation and became Oldham Gateway Club.