Social Activities

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
South East England
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Ref
5441
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Social Activities

Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity

Opportunity -5441

We need enthusiastic volunteers to help us to deliver a program of social activities for blind and partially sighted people. You may wish to share an interest you have.

RNIB Wavertree House provides a caring home for older people where independence, community and individuality really matter. It is very important for us that we are a safe and supportive environment and a fun place to live.

Region

South East

Where based?

On Site

Additional location information

Hove: RNIB Wavertree House, Somerhill Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1RN

What you will be doing?

Having a chat and providing company, Help set up and run activities

Enthusing our residents about a skill or hobby that you would like to share if relevant Encouraging our residents to participate in a friendly social setting Referring to members of staff when the need arises e.g. Personal Care

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
  • Empathy with older people
  • Empathy with partially sighted people
  • Enthusiasm to have fun with residents
  • Good Communication Skills

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to give something back
  • Experience in a care setting
  • Working with a variety of people
  • Meeting new people
  • New experiences and skills

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate
  • Support from Volunteers and Staff

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed? 1 hours Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

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