Spiral Sussex has been operating for 20 years, expanding to fill the growing gap left by defunded local services, and gives clients opportunities to socialise, have fun and build skills whilst allowing their carers respite.
Such services are essential to improving and maintaining the wellbeing and mental health of local people with disabilities and those who care for them.
The activities available are holidays and day trips, a range of sports and dance with Spiral Jets and the Flashback Dance Crew, daytime activities such as arts and crafts and singing at the Goodlife Day Centre in Bevendean, and a media centre also in Bevendean where clients make music, films and radio shows on Spiral Wave Radio. Spiral has also now expanded to Newhaven.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
We are looking for volunteers to help with arts and crafts activities for adults with learning difficulties at our day centres in Bevendean and Newhaven.
These activities include painting, collage, knitting and much more. If you love art and love people, get in touch!
We will aim to provide transport as and where possible, as well as expenses. You'll also learn very useful skills including First Aid!
What induction, training and support is offered?
Volunteers will be given mentoring and relevant training on the job, including supported online training in:
- Health & safety
- First aid
- Supporting adults with learning difficulties
What skills or qualities are needed?
- You will need to be kind, caring and patient.
- You will need to be able to follow instructions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients, particularly where coronavirus health & safety precautions are involved.
- You will need to be reliable and able to commit to volunteering for Spiral Sussex long-term.More info
Deadline for applications
21 Nov 2020
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