Volunteer Activity Assistant - Carlisle

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About the opportunity

About the Service: Our Carlisle care home provides personal care and accommodation for older people with a wide range of support needs, the majority of whom have dementia.

The home provides a safe, caring environment for its residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; providing them with support to address their needs in a way that maximises their independence and quality of life.

About Creative Support Cumbria

Creative Support is a high-quality provider of person-centred social care services for people with a wide spectrum of needs, including mental health related needs and learning disabilities. All our services are individualised and person-centred; enabling service users to live full and meaningful lives, and reach their full potential as individuals. Creative Support provides a range of services to meet this variety of different needs, including supported living, supported housing, community and home support, floating support, extra-care and day services. 

Creative Support also takes pride in adding value to the local communities in which we work. We have developed social and micro enterprises including cafés, arts activity centres and innovative supported work programmes that provide meaningful and outcome-focused opportunities for the people we support and local communities.

We have a dedicated team of volunteers that support us to provide these services and social enterprises. Bringing a range of different life skills and experiences, our volunteers diversify what Creative Support can offer to service users; and we are committed to valuing and recognising our fantastic volunteer input.


Artwork used in our profile and opportunity images has been produced by service users as part of our annual art competition.

What are they looking for?

Purpose of the role: As a Volunteer Activity Assistant you will help to plan, prepare and facilitate activities for our residents to enjoy. This may involve leading your own activity sessions in subjects that you have a skill or interest in, but this is not a requirement of the role. Activities may include arts/crafts, gardening, reminiscence sessions, musical activities, bingo, and quizzes.

This is a great opportunity for a Volunteer Activity Assistant who would like to volunteer in a fun and creative way, while supporting people to engage in activities they enjoy.

Practical Considerations

Suggested Time Commitment: 2 hours a week. Monday to Friday, in the morning or afternoon.

A number of volunteer roles with Creative Support require applicants to undergo a DBS check, this is free. A criminal record does not necessarily bar an applicant from volunteering with us; each application will be considered individually.

Creative Support reimburses travel expenses; any expenses must be discussed in advance with your volunteer supervisor.

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Required Role

Volunteer Activity Assistant - Carlisle

Key responsibilities

As a Volunteer Activity Assistant you will help to plan, prepare and facilitate activities for our residents to enjoy. This may involve leading your own activity sessions in subjects that you have a skill or interest in, but this is not a requirement of the role. Activities may include arts/crafts, gardening, reminiscence sessions, musical activities, bingo, and quizzes. This is a great opportunity for a Volunteer Activity Assistant who would like to volunteer in a fun and creative way, while supporting people to engage in activities they enjoy.

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  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Self Management

Desirable Skills

  • Presentation
  • Problem solving

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Problem solving

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 03-02-2020

End Date: 03-02-2021

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Location

Carlisle, UK
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