New Volunteer Roles at Cherry Trees - posted 22.08.19
Have you seen our newest Volunteer roles at Cherry Trees?
This year we have several roles which we really need some volunteers to help us out with.
Do you enjoy researching? Maybe you like being out and about in the community or you're a stickler for tidying up databases and like record keeping and are in a position to lend a few hours.
Check out the list below for our new roles:
Cooking for our children
We take pride in the fact that the food that we provide for our children is freshly prepared and very tasty! We are looking for a volunteer that has a passion for cooking home baked meals. If you can spare some time to dish up a lovely meal at lunch time, dinner or tea time we would love to hear from you.
Do you enjoy cake making and baking? We run numerous events throughout the year to raise much needed funds for Cherry Trees and we are always looking for people to make and bake cakes for these events. A great way to help us from the comfort of your home!
We are currently looking for volunteers to help maintain our front and back gardens and if you have an interest in growing vegetables, to also help our children to plant and grow vegetables in our garden.
Do you like DIY? With 100 children using Cherry Trees we have odd jobs every day that need doing from washing the mini bus to painting or fixing door handles. Do get in touch if you have skills to help us keep Cherry Trees a well maintained ‘home from home’. Whether you are happy to undertake odd jobs or help our Head of care to manage the maintenance of the vehicles and building, we would be grateful for any support.
Finance & IT
We currently have to outsource our IT and any additional advice we require over and above of our IT package is an additional cost so we would greatly benefit from some expert advice. We also have one accountant who works 1.5 days a week which is a stretch for over 40 employees, if you have a financial background or are confident with figures and computer literate and could spare a few hours to assist her, you would be much appreciated.
Our fundraising department organise a variety of events throughout the year, such as charity golf days, balls, operas, bridge teas, comedy nights and a host of collections days. We are always looking for people to either help organise, promote or help out events, in any way that you would feel comfortable
You can imagine the state of our house after 14 children leave after a fun filled stay! Our carers do a wonderful job at keeping the house presentable but at weekends and holiday periods they struggle to keep up with the house chores whilst looking after the children. Do you enjoy transforming a messy room into an organised, clean and tidy space? Our carers would be so grateful if you could spare a few hours during our really busy periods.
Do you have an interest in art, drama, music or are great at organising games? Our children love to play, be creative and listen and dance to music. If you could spare some time on a regular basis whether it be monthly or weekly to help give our children a fun time whilst with us please get in touch.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way,shape or form we would love to hear from you.We are committed to safeguarding our vulnerable children so volunteering posts will require a DBS check.
To apply for any of these roles, or if you would like further information please fill in an Application form and we will be in contact soon.
Cherry Trees aims to be a model of excellence in respite care for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Cherry Trees aims to provide a high quality service of respite care to children in a relaxed and caring setting.
We believe that every child is an individual with the right to enjoy a normal pattern of life within the community, appropriate to his/her age.
Although we support individual learning programmes for each child and follow through with all programmes that are being implemented at home or school, we do not provide a structured educational system as we believe we are a “home from home” where children can relax and play.
We advocate respect, dignity, freedom of choice and privacy for each child. We believe in the principle of Child First, Disability Second.
We respect and acknowledge the role of parents/carers and the challenges they face in nurturing the potential in the child or young adult in their care.