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Support volunteer – Ferring Country Centre
Ferring Country Centre is looking for volunteers to support clients and customers with learning and physical disabilities, as well as the running of the centre itself.
Departments where volunteers can help include the riding therapy unit, café, small animal farm, administration and fundraising.
The centre recognises the value provided by volunteers and aims to ensure their work is enjoyable and rewarding; volunteers can make a significant contribution to the work of the centre.
Applications are welcome from people who are willing and have the skills to help to support and develop customers to their full potential.
Residents’ social activity/wellbeing – Green Willow Care Home
Green Willow Care Home is a residential care home for the elderly and is looking for someone to improve the social well-being of their residents.
Activities to include chatting, reading newspapers and books, sharing hobbies and craft activities and gathering information about residents’ social histories.
A great opportunity for a volunteer to gain work or educational experience or for a semi-retired person to remain active in the community. You can volunteer for as few or as many hours as you would like.
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Play area volunteer – HM Prison Ford
Volunteers are required to supervise and provide interesting and appropriate activities for visiting children within the play area of the social visits hall of the prison. The play area is set out in a welcoming and attractive way; volunteers greet and talk with the children and their parents.
Activities include playing with toys and use of craft materials. Visits are on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 4pm plus half hour either side, total commitment three hours per session.
Volunteers can commit to one or more sessions, ideally once a fortnight. Experience of working or being with children in a family environment (aged one to 14) would be useful but training will be given.
Must enjoy a challenge, be non-judgemental, friendly, approachable, enthusiastic, and reliable and have a sense of humour.
Women Together co-facilitator – Worthing Churches Homeless Projects
Women Together is about sisterhood, spending time and sharing stories. Women Together can be a powerful support network.
Clients can discuss what’s on their mind, chat with a cup of tea, learn something new, be in the company of kindness, relax and take some time for themselves.
The volunteer will help the staff member to support the clients accessing this group, encourage engagement and help with activities. An engaging individual, with a non-judgmental attitude would be preferred.
The group is very interested in hearing from volunteers who may wish to share their skills, for example, crochet, yoga, meditation and women’s self-defence.
For more information on the above roles, or to find out what other opportunities are available, please visit www.do-it.org, call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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