Ribble Valley - Older People's Service

Mearley Fold Day Centre - Activity Support - Mearley Fold Day Centre (Clitheroe)


Do you have a few hours to spare each week to encourage and motivate other people?

Older people services operates using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents. Our core purpose is to provide high quality competitive, and person centred residential and day time support for the people of Lancashire.

Support from a Volunteer can help make a difference in someone’s life, even if it’s just a smile.

We are seeking volunteers who love sharing their time with others. As a volunteer you will assist our residents to partake in small group activities within and around the home.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The Tasks we require from our Arts and Crafts volunteers are:

  • Encourage individuals to participate in 1:1 and group arts and crafts activities
  • Actively support, encourage and empower the service user to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives
  • Encourage and spend some time chatting to residents helping to combat feelings of loneliness
  • Help to brighten up a resident’s day
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

    Required Qualities

  • Be good communicators

  • Be committed to providing a good service
  • Be patience
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines
  • Be friendly and have an approachable manner
  • Have knowledge and awareness of dementia issues



    Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

    Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day