Activities volunteer

Activities volunteer

Chrysalis Club Tynedale

Key information

Places available

5

Location

Unit 1 Dene Park, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1HN

Commitment

Each session lasts 2 hours and we ask volunteers to arrive a little earlier so they are ready to meet their member on arrival, and to stay after the session ends to help with a brief tidy up.

Activities

Event days

Talking with the public

Communication

practical skills

Skills

Supporting others

Helpful

Food preparation

Listening

Practical, hands on approach

Basic catering skills including food preparation and washing up

Supporting other

Working in a team

Organisation

Causes

Community Engagement

Volunteering

Community

Outreach

Improving Mental Health

Families

Mental Health

Role description

We are looking for friendly, supportive volunteers to help us with our morning and afternoon sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each session runs for 2 hours and we aim to provide 1:1 volunteer support for each of our members. Activities include singing and music, pottery and crafts and sports and games. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to one regularly session (weekly if possible, but we are flexible) to help build relationships with our members. We also have volunteering opportunities for those interested in gardening, administration, helping with tea/coffee, marketing and fundraising.  

Desired Qualities

Friendly and supportive, interested in working with vulnerable adults

How your time will help our organisation

Our volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation and provide 1:1 support to all of our members to help them engage fully in all activities. Without their commitment and input Chrysalis would not be able to function!

Practical Considerations

For the Activities Volunteer role, volunteers must feel comfortable working closely with people living with dementia. Experience of dementia is not necessary and ongoing training and advice will be provided.