Group Organiser / Facilitator

  • VO38875


Description

Caledonia HA has 8 Sheltered Schemes across Dundee providing accommodation for older people. Each Housing Scheme is a small community. We are recruiting friendly, sociable and creative volunteers to organise group activities for older people. These are small groups of older people, usually between 4 and 12, who want fun, stimulating activities in a social setting.
The types of groups that are popular include: coffee mornings; afternoon teas; reminiscing groups; sing-alongs / live music; Tai Chi; seated exercise class; beauty therapies; listening to guest speakers, Art & Crafts and the list goes on.

Can you organise a small group? get the conversation going? have skills that would interest older people? A creative mind and a ‘can do’ attitude? Then why not give this a go. YOU’LL ENJOY IT !

Organisation aims and objectives

Caledonia Housing Association provides sustainable homes and a range of services for its tenants. The majority of its tenants are older people, from retirement age up. The volunteer programme is designed to support services for older people or those disadvantaged through disability or ill-health, living in the Dundee area.

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We are looking for people who will provide 1.5 or 2 hours, once a week or once a fortnight.

Restrictions

Experience required: This would suit someone with a friendly, fun and outgoing personality. Someone who enjoys socialising, with empathy and an interest in supporting older people. You would need to be a creative person who can come up with ideas to interest older people. You will need to be reliable and organised. If you have additional experience / skills for example Tai chi – seated exercise classes –beauty therapy –knitting – singing/ play and instrument - Arts & Crafts – chatting/reminisce - games group, quiz
Travel details: Across Dundee.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses for public transport will be reimbursed and expenses for fuel will be paid @ 0.45p per mile.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: could be organised
Training details: This would be a volunteer induction – familiarisation with the location you will be volunteering – Information on group volunteering – Caledonia Housing Association
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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