Volunteer Positions

Activities Assistant (no vacancies)

Activities Assistants support our activities centre, Monday to Friday, 10am to 12 noon. They prepare tea and coffee, participate in arts and crafts, play board games and converse with clients. Additionally, volunteers support our clients using Facebook and Google, sending emails and with printing during the computer sessions. Activities Assistants are flexible, independent volunteers who are able to jump between tasks depending on what the day and staff require.

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Administration Assistant (no vacancies)

Administration Assistants provide office support to selected departments, between Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. Volunteers assist with tasks such as, newsletter mail-outs, meeting room set-up, database updating and maintenance, reception parcel runs, archiving, and general administration tasks such as, laminating and filing.

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Car Maintenance Volunteer (no vacancies)

To meet our organisational Health & Safety requirements, our cars undergo regular maintenance and cleaning. This involves checking the tyre pressure, radiator fluid, brake fluid, engine oil and for general wear and tear. Car Maintenance Volunteers facilitate these checks and ensure the cars are kept in a clean and tidy state by washing and vacuuming.

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Christmas and New Year Volunteer (no vacancies)

During the Christmas and New Year period, a collection of on-site and off-site activities are organised for clients. Activities can include going Christmas shopping, visiting the museum, cinemas, local gardens, cafes, attending theatre shows or having Christmas specific arts and crafts on-site.

Christmas and New Year Volunteers provide support to staff and clients over the holiday period by accompanying clients around off-site venues, assisting clients with activities and acting an extra pair of eyes, ensuring everyone is accounted for.

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Event Volunteer (no vacancies)

Throughout the year, we hold a range of organised events and fundraisers. These aim to engage our supporters, connect with the community and raise awareness and funds to support the work we do.

Event Volunteers assist our team with tasks on the day of the event. This may involve helping with venue setup and pack down, welcoming guests, directing people to their seats, manning membership and fundraising tables, providing wait service or being a point of contact.

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Musician (no vacancies)

Volunteers perform to and entertain our clients, Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm. Depending on the musical act, volunteers either perform to small groups of five to ten people or play as background music. No professional music skills are required, volunteers should just be able to play proficiently and enjoy sharing their music. This role is a great development opportunity for musicians wishing to gain confidence in public performing.

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Outreach Therapy Pets Volunteer (no vacancies)

A role for you and your pet.

One community initiative our clinical team utilises for rehabilitation is the Outreach Therapy Pets programme. Outreach Therapy Pets is an SPCA and St John initiative that incorporates cats and dogs into therapy programmes and residential living. Our clinical team use this programme to bring a different element to rehabilitation.

Outreach Therapy Pets Volunteers and their animals work alongside our Occupational Therapists (OT) to help our clients achieve their specific rehabilitation goals. This may include playing fetch, patting or brushing an animal to increase mobility in a client’s arm. Or if a client is recovering their ability to walk, they may incorporate walking with a dog into their treatment programmes. Under supervision of the OT, volunteers guide their animal through the therapy tasks and provide assistance where required.

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Stroke Programme Volunteer (no vacancies)

Within our Stroke Programme, volunteers independently run the tea and coffee, and afternoon tea service, Monday and Wednesday, 12.30pm to 2.15pm. This voluntary role involves greeting and conversing with clients, and preparing hot drinks and small snacks. At the end of the session, volunteers aid physiotherapists in escorting clients back to the main entrance. Additionally, the role requires tidying up the education seminar room and placing dishes into the dishwasher.

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Wood Workshop Assistant (no vacancies)

Volunteers assist with tasks around the workshop and provide support to clients and staff, Monday to Friday, 10am to 12 noon. This role involves aiding clients who have difficulty holding tools and equipment, acting as a steady hand, offering assistance when tasks become too challenging or simply providing guidance.

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