The Hive is a vibrant Drop-in centre for adults with learning disabilities to come to to socialise, play games and carry out various activities. We are always in need of volunteers to help us out in the Drop-in Centre, so each session runs smoothly.
The Hive Avon is looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to help at our Wednesday afternoon drop-in session.
Purpose: to support adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in a social environment to increase confidence and self-esteem, build independence, and reduce social isolation.
Activities: we provide a range of activities that people can either choose to be involved in, or simply attend and socialise with friends. Volunteers and staff provide support where needed.
Skills Required: skills in listening and the ability to communicate well with diverse types of people are essential. The ability to be patient, enthusiastic, and non-judgemental is also important. Experience with learning disabilities/autism is not essential, and training will be provided.
Hours and Timescale: 12:30pm-4pm Wednesdays; one session at the drop-in either weekly or fortnightly, ideally for a minimum of six months. Flexible volunteering can be offered; however, it is essential that volunteers attend the sessions they are scheduled for to ensure the safe running of the drop-in.
Benefits: volunteers receive initial induction and awareness training in learning disablity/autism, as well as receive ongoing training and supervision. Full liability insurance is in place. Mileage and other out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed. A work record will be kept for each volunteer so that we are able to provide references if requested. Social events are held throughout the year for our volunteers.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 18-03-2020
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 04:00 PM