Both centres provide a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. They are currently seeking a volunteer to engage people in arts and crafts sessions.
How to apply
You can apply using our online form.Apply online
Alternatively you can download a version of our application form which you can complete and send to us.Application form (Word, 80KB)
Send your completed application form to:
The Oaks Community Project
34 Woodlands Avenue
- A keen interest in arts and crafts activities.
- Creativity and imagination.
- An interest in working with a group of people with learning disabilities.
Our ideal volunteer enjoys mixing with a diverse group of people, is patient and understanding, positive and encouraging and has experience in craft projects.
Details of duties
Supporting customers in arts and crafts activities at a day centre alongside a member of staff. We are happy for volunteers to contribute to the sessions’ content as they wish, though learning material and session plans will also be provided by the day centre.
Sessions need to be straightforward and easy to follow, and possible to do with a group of people who may have different skills and abilities due to their cognitive and/or physical abilities.
Regularity of duties
Sessions take place in the mornings on weekdays from 9.00am and last two to three hours; shorter afternoon activities also take place between 1.30-3.30pm. Volunteers would need to commit to a minimum of one session per week.
Guidance and support
A member of staff will be available at all times during the volunteering sessions.
Training and equipment
Volunteers will receive a formal introductory session, including health and safety advice, before beginning their role. Any necessary equipment or materials will be provided by the centre. West Sussex County Council training will also be available.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
Volunteers will not be required to have a DBS check before undertaking the role.
Volunteers will be required to provide two references before undertaking the role and to attend a short interview.
There is no closing date for this role.