Activity Volunteer - for adults with learning disability and ASD

Outward

Register your Interest

Do you like working with people? Do like supporting people to get the most out of their experiences?

At Nutley Edge, we run supported holidays for people with learning disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and for those needing respite. These Activity Breaks and are run by Outward, a London-based charity that has been successfully supporting people with learning disabilities and ASD for over forty years.

Our Activity Breaks are accessible holidays that give people the chance to get some country air, make friends and try new activities, to get away from the daily routine and have a proper break. Our guests get involved in sports, art, music, visiting local attractions, photography, nature trails, baking, pampering, tie-dye and many other countryside pursuits.

Skills

We are looking for people who are respectful, empathetic, positive, and reliable. Committed to empowering the people we support to make their own choices and get the most out of their holiday. And passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers work alongside our support worker team to engage guests in activities and aim to create a relaxing yet fun holiday atmosphere.

Volunteers can give as little or as much time as suits them, whether that’s joining us on day’s trips, once monthly sessions at Nutley Edge or by running small themed workshops such as art, music and cooking.

You do not need to have any experience just a passion for working with people and a creative outlook on life. We are looking for people who are friendly, positive, have good communication skills, are engaging and enjoy chatting with others. If you have any interest such as art, sports, music, drama, cooking, storytelling, walking then that’s great but not essential.

Benefits

  •         Reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses
  •          Provide on-line training
  •          Provide you with references
  •          Invite you to our special events
  •          Provide opportunities for peer support
  •          A dedicated volunteer supervisor to support you in your role.

Practical Considerations

We will need to carry out an enhanced DBS Check (Data Barring Service) before you can start with us, which we will pay for.  So we will need you to provide some identification documents; and we will also ask for two referencesYou will then get an induction into Outward, our policies and procedures and be linked to our key on-line training courses.

Please note we are in a rural location and travelling to us via public transport can be tricky as buses are very infrequent. Drivers are desirable and we have free on-site parking.

When do I need to be available?

Details Our activity breaks run once a month for 5 days throughout the year: February 21st to 25th Winter Warmer activity break March 7th to 11th Food Lovers activity break April 4th to 8th Arts and Crafts activity break May 23rd to 27th Sightseeing activity break June 6th to 10th Sports and Outdoor Pursuits activity break July 4th to 8th Mad About Animals activity break August 1st to 5th Summer Holiday activity break August 15th to 19th Summer Holiday activity break September 12th to 16th Arts and Crafts activity break October 31st to 4th November Bonfire and Halloween activity break November 14th to 18th Pampering activity break December 1st to 5th Christmas activity break December 12th to 16th Christmas activity break
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Where does this role take place?

Nutley Edge Cottages
Horney Common
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 3EE

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training