Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
Do you play a musical instrument?
Can you spare an hour a week?
Could you help an unpaid carer to learn the basics of an instrument?
The Carers Reablement Project from The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove are looking for volunteers who play instruments and have an interest in music who could support an unpaid carer to learn a new skill or hobby and achieve positive changes in their lives.
You will be matched with an unpaid carer, who is looking after a family member or friend to support them to learn a new skill or hobby they have chosen. You will generally meet for an hour a week over a period of six to ten weeks working towards a clearly defined goal. The meetings take place in the carer's home or in the local community.
We have carers interested in learning the basics for variety of instruments from Guitar and Piano to Electronic Keyboard and Violin. You can choose what skills you would like to offer.
Enabling a carer to learn a new skill is very rewarding and will allow you to gain experience or develop your own skills.
You will receive out of pocket expenses, training and regular group supervision.
A patient and enthusiastic individual who has a willingness to support and enable others to work towards their chosen goal. You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to work within personal and professional boundaries.
You will have a couple of hours a week free to meet with a carer one to one in their home or in the community.
Benefits of the Opportunity:
- Develop and gain new skills including mentoring
- Put your skills to use and make a lasting difference to someone's life
- Meet and work with new and interesting people.
When do I need to be available?
- Advice and Information
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Teaching and Training
Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
Must be 17+
Meetings take place in the carers own home or in the community. If meeting in the community e.g. library there will be disabled access, but this may not be possible for individual homes
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
We have an equal opportunities policy
We provide out of pocket expenses
Health and Safety
We have a health and safety policy which is followed
induction and further training provided
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Support on Offer
Regular group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.