Holiday Support Volunteer - Supporting People with Disabilites on a Shared Holiday

We provide holidays for local people living with a disability or long term illness. We usually organise six one-week holidays a year between May and September with a maximum of five holidaymakers per week. Our holidays are based at Ellwood Cottages in peaceful hamlet of Woolland, near Blandford. Sharing a week of friendship and fun, the residential volunteer team stays alongside the holidaymakers, assisting them with their care and support needs which may include helping them with their mobility or communication or with their personal care. You will accompany holidaymakers on off-site outings and also have the opportunity to participate in activities at the holiday venue. Each residential team comprises of up to six volunteers led by an experienced team leader. Other volunteers may take on responsibility for specific tasks that match their skills and experience, for example administering medication, driving the minibus or coordinating the catering.

Unfortunately Covid-19 has disrupted our activities during 2020 and 2021 but we look forward to resuming our full schedule of holidays in 2022. If you're interested in volunteering next summer, we'd love to hear from you.

Skills

Skills and duties can include:

  • Assisting with care and support needs
  • Helping with mobility, communication and/or personal care
  • Accompanying holidaymakers on outingsĀ 
  • Participating in on-site activities
  • Coordinating catering for the group
  • Minibus driving

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    16+
  • 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: 01/05/2022

End Date: 30/09/2022

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Location

Ellwood Cottages
Woolland
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0ES

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