Opportunity Code: VH104-10112
Closing Date to Apply: -
Purpose: An exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Support Worker has evolved. The role will involve supporting individuals who access our Gardening programme and help support our existing service. We maintain strong links with the local community and committed to helping our volunteers continue to lead positive and rewarding lives and to maintain independence for as long as possible.
The site which uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities, ill health or those who could be disadvantaged or vulnerable by providing social and therapeutic horticulture. We use the gardens as a safe and secure environment in which to develop and nurture an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends and gain practical skills that makes them more independent and self-reliant.
The site is still in development stages, meaning this role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who enjoys helping a small organisation grow, improve and deliver much needed support and benefits that not only helps the people we directly work with but also the wider community.
• Support volunteers who access Waverley on a day to day basis.
• Encouraging volunteers to integrate with other users/local community and promote independence away from mental/health services.
In addition to the above;
•Ascertain and explore a volunteers existing skills, interests and social inclusion needs.
•Understand each volunteer’s particular vocational needs and assist them to identify career paths that interest them.
•Create individual career plans for volunteers and conduct regular reviews including setting objectives and measuring achievements.
•Work with organisations, educational and training providers to facilitate each volunteer’s successful engagement.
•Obtain volunteer feedback regarding service provision through evaluation reports.
Time needed from Volunteer:
Time commitment – Flexible – to be negotiated with Project Coordinator.
Skills Experience & Qualifications:
Training/Resources - specific training will be provided as you volunteer if required.
•The ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds build rapport and gain their trust.
•Tact, patience and understanding.
•Computer literacy and administration skills.
•Mental strength, to cope with challenging behaviour/situations.
•To encourage and motivate people to make positive changes to their lifestyle.
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