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  • Group Activities Volunteer

    As a volunteer for Group Activities you will work closely with InterAct staff and other volunteers to support young people with learning disabilities and additional needs. This could be in the form of a variety of community based activities, for example meals out, going to the cinema, trampolining or bowling. Your encouragement and support will enable members to develop important life skills, allowing them to become more confident and independent.

    Opportunities this role will give you

    • A chance to develop new skills and knowledge regarding young people with learning disabilities/additional needs
    • Being a valued member of our team
    • Meeting new people
    • Adding value to your CV or UCAS application - we can provide references if required
    • A sense of achievement, knowing you are giving back to your community
    • Volunteering flexibly around your other commitments

    Days and times

    Group activities take place one evening a week for approximately 2 hours.

    Group activities run during term time in Basildon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester and Tendring. We also run a programme during school holidays. Please contact us for full details.

    Main Tasks

    • To encourage and support people to develop skills and reach ambitions
    • Assisting InterAct staff with activities

     

    Skills, Experience, Qualities Needed

    • Reliable, punctual and dependable
    • Patient and caring nature with good communication skills
    • Ability to relate and empathise with young people with learning disabilities
    • A non-judgemental attitude
    • Commitment to supporting the aims of InterAct
    • Adhere to InterAct’s Policies and Procedures

     

    Training and Support

    You will receive learning disability awareness and safeguarding training plus on‐going support from InterAct.

    Expenses

    Out‐of‐pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed.

    Apply now here

    If you’d like more information, please email volunteering@interact.org.uk or call 01245 608 333


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