Preston - Adult Disability Day Services

Preston Adult Disability Day Services, Gerrard Street , PR1 8NQ - Group Support Volunteer

Preston Adult Disability Day services would like volunteers to help support their group activities. The Volunteer would be there to encourage and assist their service users to engage with the sessions building confidence through anticipating.

Monday 10.30-12.30

Tuesday 10.30-12.30

Wednesday 10.30-12.30 &1.30-4 ( pottery in the morning and then woodwork group in the afternoon )

Applicants must be willing to go through an induction process with relevant background checks and an enhanced DBS check.

Tasks • Befriend the service user and assist them to take part in the group activity. • Encourage and empower the service user to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives • Reminiscence activities for those with dementia • Baking with a small group • Playing board games, card games, dominoes, Bingo. • Arts and crafts • Encourage and spend some time chatting to help to combat feelings of loneliness • Help to brighten up a person's day • To log your volunteering hours monthly • To complete minimum level training and commit to further training relevant to the role

Personal Qualities: • Be a good communicator and listener • Be committed to providing a good and reliable service • Be patience and caring • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines • Friendly and approachable manner • Knowledge of disability issues

Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required eLearning training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Morning
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon