Support volunteer - art sessions

We require the volunteer to be reliable, able to engage with our members, alert and have an enhanced DBS check. We also require that the volunteer is fun, engaging, happy, and bubbly and offer encouragement to members with their projects We welcome volunteers with additional support needs and all experience is welcome Volunteers must be upbeat, friendly, great personality, reliable and encourage members to get involved. Volunteers must have a keen interest in arts and crafts and have a creative mindset. Volunteers tasks: Ensure that members are having fun and getting involved
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 20th December 2016
End date: 1st January 2019
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
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

-Support members with practical arts and crafts
-Talk to members and make sure they are socialising and having fun
-Encourage members to try new things
-Safeguarding duties
- Health and safety and cleaning/ tidying equipment
-Opportunities to lead sessions

Skill and Qualifications Required:

We require the volunteer to be reliable, able to engage with our members, alert and have an enhanced DBS check.
We also require that the volunteer is fun, engaging, happy, and bubbly and offer encouragement to members with their projects
We welcome volunteers with additional support needs and all experience is welcome
Volunteers must be upbeat, friendly, great personality, reliable and encourage members to get involved.
Volunteers must have a keen interest in arts and crafts and have a creative mindset.

Areas of Interest: Art, Craft, Disability, Social care
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Design, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Craft, Creativity, Design, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside Arts Ltd
Organisation Profile: Tameside Arts Ltd is a not for profit arts organization formed in 2005, providing a wide range of creative opportunities including weekly activities, specialised projects and performances. We have a multi-disciplined staff team, that are qualified in a range of specialisms, arts and music. Activity sessions we run are arts and crafts; visual arts; street dance; therapeutic drama; African drumming; violin sessions; U.V. sensory performances; chatter and natter; food hygiene and preparation; signing and signing; games; and relaxation. We have an education and development program to support our members to be as autonomous as possible and progress towards gaining skills and qualifications. Our activities are centred around conducting frequent reviews and listening to the feedback given by our members. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions that may be meaningful to our members.<br /> <br /> <br /> Most of our work is suitable for everybody, however some events are delivered by and intended for people (of all ages) with a wide range of support needs. Our main focus are our activity groups, providing opportunities for everyone to take part in, lead and experience the arts in an equal, non-judgmental and accessible way. Hence our motto “Arts for All”. A volunteer placement may be suitable for persons that wish to gain experience for a career in social care, education or other person-centred job roles.<br /> <br /> We have particular expertise in supporting people with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, people with Mental Health issues, Profound and Multiple Disabilities, and people with Autism and Asperger’s. We are a welcoming and inclusive group, with a key focus of providing “Arts For All” within Tameside and the surrounding areas. We offer training opportunities and provide references for our volunteers.