Skills Support Volunteer
Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
We are looking for volunteers for Brighton and Hove Carers Centre's Reablement Project, a project designed to support unpaid carers to learn new skills and achieve positive changes in their life.
Do you have a skill that you could share?
Can you spare an hour a week?
Could you help an unpaid carer to learn a new skill?
If you answered yes to all 3 read on!
The Volunteer Coordinator will match you with an unpaid carer, who is looking after a family member or friend, for you to support and encourage them to learn a new skill. You will generally meet for an hour a week over a period of six to ten weeks to work towards the carer's goal. The meetings take place in the carer's home or in the local community. Goals could be anything from supporting them to learn a musical instrument to teaching them computer skills or going for a jog with them. We have carers interested in learning how to do Cryptic Crosswords, learning the basics of the Spanish language, playing the guitar, taking photos and computer basics. You can choose what skills you would like to offer.
Enabling a carer to learn a new skill will also allow you to gain experience and develop your own skills.
You will receive out of pocket travel expenses, training and monthly 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.
- 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?
Where does this role take place?
The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
18 Bedford Place
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 travel expenses
Health and Safety
We have a Health and Safety policy which is followed
Induction and training will be provided
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
Must be 17+
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Support on Offer
Monthly group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.
You will receive training in Safeguarding, Boundaries etc before starting the role