Wellbeing & Activities Volunteer

  • VO86054


Description

You will be involved in finding out what activities our residents would like to do then help to plan, organize and make it happen for them. You will be running one to one activities with residents but also put on group events. Our aim is to encourage and support our residents to pursue what they enjoy, reduce isolation and hopefully in turn reduce their drinking by engaging them in meaningful activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Rowan Alba is a charity set up to work with people who are at risk of becoming homeless. We believe that all individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and offer support in a person centred way, with the individual actively involved in planning their care. We work with older homeless men and women in our supported accommodation and individuals in the community who are having difficulty sustaining their current accommodation. Many of our service users would benefit from more social contact and just having someone to talk to could make a big difference to them.

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2 times a month for 3 months

Restrictions

Experience required: Essential: An interest in people and a commitment to helping others. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people. Ability to be empathetic, patient and flexible when needed. Desirable: Experience of working with people with addiction and mental health issues.
Travel details: We are located just at the bottom of Easter Road at Thorntree Street.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses provided.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: You will be invited to come along and see the place and meet our residents. If you decide to volunteer with us you will be supported on your journey by the Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator who will catch up with you regularly. You will also have the chance to join any training that is available for all staff at the organization. And you would shadow activity sessions before you felt confident to run them on your own.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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