Arts & Craft Volunteer

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

Register your Interest

Are you arty & crafty? Could you help an unpaid Carer learn a new skill or hobby?

We are looking for volunteers to support unpaid family/friend carers to learn a new skill or hobby for Brighton & Hove Carers Centre’s Reablement Project, designed to support unpaid carers to learn new skills & achieve positive changes in their lives.

The Carer will have identified a goal they wish to achieve and you will be matched based on your experience and knowledge with their needs for an hour a week, for up to 10 weeks.

You decide how much time you commit and when. You will receive training, ongoing support and an invite to our monthly volunteer supervision, which is a great way to meet other volunteers and share your experiences. Travel expenses and any previously agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.


Skills

  • You will be a patient and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to support and enable others to work towards a goal.
  • You will need to know how to use video-calling software such as Zoom or Skype.
  • You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to set, maintain and work within personal and professional boundaries.
  • You will be able to offer an hour or two a week of your time to support a carer remotely from your own home (either over the phone or on Zoom).
  • You will help to reduce the carer's social isolation during lockdown and gain experience and develop your own skills.

Benefits

Benefits to the volunteer

  1. Develop and gain new skills including mentoring
  2. Put your skills to use and make a lasting difference to someone's life   
  3. Meet and work with new and interesting people.

Practical Considerations

Practical considerations

Regional Area - Brighton & Hove,  but all meetings are currently done remotely on Zoom or over the phone


When do I need to be available?

Details We have more daytime opportunities, but occasionally evening opportunities arise.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    All meetings are done remotely
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We refund pre-agreed out of pocket expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
  • Other
    up to date safeguarding policy
  • 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)
    17+
  • Support on Offer
    Monthly Group Supervision
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    You will receive training in Safeguarding, Boundaries etc before starting the role