About the opportunity
A volunteer role to support the local community to engage with groups or clubs held at Alton, to ensure that they can visit the home, have fun, enjoy meaningful moments of engagement and to make the most of opportunities that are offered to them within a social environment.
You may support with a weekly, or fortnightly club ran at Alton organised by a member of staff to begin with. You may have good leadership skills which would enable you to facilitate the running of a group to ensure that members are offered new opportunities and can benefit from activities in the best possible way.
Volunteering with Brendoncare can be undertaken at any agreed time between a volunteer and the Home Manager or Activity Coordinator. We do ask volunteers to make a regular commitment so that the residents and staff have the opportunity to develop a relationship.
About Brendoncare Alton
Brendoncare is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England.
We have 10 care homes centres across the south of England, each with its own distinctive personality. Our care homes provide a wide spectrum of services, according to location, including nursing care, care at the end of life, intermediate care (rehabilitation services), specialist dementia care, residential care and respite care.
Alton Brendoncare Alton care home provides residential nursing care for 80 people, as well as care for people living with dementia. A close care complex adjoins the home providing the independence and security of home ownership, together with access to many caring and communal facilities, giving peace of mind.
As part of our recruitment process we require two references and a DBS check, both of which we organise for you.
• Volunteers will receive a full induction to the home and will be offered further training opportunities
• Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
If you enjoy organising, being the host or hostess and are caring, you could be just the person to run a club at Otterbourne Hill Community Hub.
We are also looking for supportive volunteers to take the lead, to share a talent and skill or to support with the running of a club at Alton.
Volunteer supporters work as a team, preparing the venue, ensuring members are comfortable, organising games/activities and making the all-important cup of tea!
Tasks may include
• Event Planning & Preparation – with the Volunteer and Activity Manager
• Practical support with the running of the club, such as supporting club members with coffee club or taking part in Arts & Crafts
• Sharing your own skills & hobbies to enhance the lives of the Club Members we support
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 09/04/2018
End Date: 03/05/2018
Time and day to be discussed.
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