Life skills volunteer (Durrington and Rustington)

Help customers of The Pines day centre and Oak Community Project learn basic life skills.

Both centres provide a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. They are currently seeking a volunteer to help people to learn life skills such as healthy living, road safety, numeracy and literacy.

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
West Sussex
BN16 3HB

Role description

Skills required

  • A keen interest in instructing others in life skills
  • An understanding of numeracy and literacy
  • An interest in working one-to-one or with a small group of people with learning disabilities

Ideal volunteer

Our ideal volunteer enjoys mixing with a diverse group of people, is patient and understanding, as well as positive and encouraging.

Details of duties

To work alongside a member of staff at the Pines Day Centre in Durrington or the Oak Community Project in Rustington, or out in the community, supporting customers with their life skills.

We are happy for volunteers to contribute to the sessions’ content, 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 2-3 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.

Last updated:
29 May 2018

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