What is the Treloar Trust?
The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
Treloar School and Treloar College are run by the Trust. They are comprised of a non-maintained Nursery (2-5 years), School (4-18 years) and College (16 to 25 years). In School we challenge young people and nurture their abilities to prepare them for the next stage in their lives, our aim being that every student leaves having achieved at least one nationally recognised qualification. In College, our aim is to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community, including higher education and employment.
Why we need you:
At Treloar’s, after classes finish, other activities and learning takes place in a residential setting. Students can plan meals to cook with their friends, take part in sport, arts and craft, play board games or video games or just take time to socialise and chat about their day. Voluntary Helpers are needed to support students in all these tasks under the guidance of members of staff. Let us know your talents and interests and we may be able to incorporate them into the activities!
What will I be doing?
- Spending time with students in any of the following activities:
- Playing video games (Wii, PS3, Sing Star, etc.)
- Supporting a monthly karaoke or quiz night
- Reading books to students or listening to students read
- Playing board games (Snakes & Ladders, Connect 4 or Chess)
- Playing or supporting sports
- Baking or cooking
- Playing bingo
- Arts and crafts
- Many, many other activities!
How much time do I need to commit to?
This is a flexible role, most activities take place 4.15pm onwards. We do require a commitment of one academic term. Please let us know your availability and we can find a role to suit.
What skills do I require?
1. Strong interpersonal skills and patience
2. Sensitivity and empathy towards the individual needs of the student
3. Ability to support students improve their independence
4. Positive attitude
5. The willingness to have fun!
What benefits can I expect?
· Meeting new people
· Excellent training opportunities for those wishing to develop their CV
· An enjoyable and fun evening
· Satisfaction and reward in knowing you are part of our students achieving their true potential
What training will be provided?
It’s important that all Treloar Voluntary Helpers have the skills to perform well in their role, to comply with policies and procedures and to interact with the students. With this in mind Voluntary Helpers attend an induction and will be supported throughout their volunteering experience.
Who are Treloar’s Voluntary Helpers?
Treloar’s Voluntary Helpers are friendly and considerate community members who help Treloar’s achieve our mission. Voluntary Helpers donate their time and skills in a variety of roles and vary in age and experience; however, all Voluntary Helpers are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Treloar’s students.
Why Volunteer with us?
Volunteering with Treloar’s is rewarding on a number of levels. Being a Voluntary Helper offers the opportunity to work (directly or indirectly) with young people who, because of disability or illness, require the very special support that we give them. Whether you are a student looking to gain experience working with young people to broaden your career path, a recent retiree who would like to share their skills, experience and time or a local resident who enjoys giving back to their community a Treloar’s Voluntary Helper role may be the perfect fit.
- 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: 30/04/2021
End Date: 30/04/2022
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