Public Living Room Volunteer
Stay Up Late (and Gig Buddies)
Joining our small team of volunteers to provide a community run non-agenda space where ALL are welcome to just be human and kind. The role includes Greeting people, helping to make refreshments, playing board games & helping to pack up.
People with a Learning Disability and the local community have come together to run a safe space where people can meet and make friendships with purpose.
It runs on a bring-something-if you-can and pay-as-you-feel basis.
Food and equipment is provided by the church Food and Friendship group.
This project exists to help people start socialising again after the last two years, and to provide a place where the community can grown together and support each other.
Some activities are provided by other organisations and groups that meet in the hall and other rooms in the building. As a Volunteer you can choose if you want to support an activity or help at the Living Room.
Being warm and friendly. Able to offer a listening ear and being interested in others.
Being happy to work with all sections of the community & People With a Learning Disability and concentrating on what they can do rather than what they can not.
Help with some admin or phone calls may be needed to confirm workshop and activity providers, but this is optional.
This is a friendly welcoming space and the project is growing organically from the community, people are being creative and new initiatives may spin off from just being present and coming together to share and be kind.
It is fun, and varied. No two sessions are the same, people pop in and regulars come and go and some stay for the whole two hours.
Its based in Hove and is set hours with clear boundaries, a nice chance for a local person to meet neighbours or if new to area new friends.
None, 1:1 Induction is done and the volunteer would be a volunteer for Stay Up Late, A local charity, until a time when the Living room has its own processes in place.
We employ People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism, and enable them to volunteer, so we are in a good position to make reasonable adjustments and tailor roles to peoples needs.
The Living Room has Ramp access BUT we are concerned about the angle of the ramp, an alternative access can be used by a wheel chair user.
The Living Room is in Hove Methodist Church Crush Hall- access is at the side of the building , which is in Portland Road and serviced by many buses- 49, 46, 2 and Sackville road buses - all 5's . The Living Room is at BN3 5DR and is about a ten minute walk from Hove Station.
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
Hove Methodist Church hall
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Learning Disabilities
- No specific interest
- Older People
- General Helping
- Local Events
- One-off Activity
- Supporting Charities
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- 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