Activity Volunteer at Sense Touchbase Pears

Opportunity ID
Activity Volunteer
West Midlands
Closing Date
Wednesday, 31st July 2024
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About Sense Touchbase Pears 

Sense TouchBase Pears is a welcoming, accessible environment where everyone can feel connected, included and part of the community. We combine health and social care services with arts, sports and wellbeing activities. And support disabled people to access employment, education, volunteering, and training opportunities.

 As an activity volunteer, you will be helping to set up, supervise and interact in some fun activities at the centre from ‘Messy Play’ and ‘Stay and Play’ to craft sessions and supporting with events. This exciting and fast-paced role is a rewarding way to give back to your local community, by helping us to provide affordable and inclusive activities in the area. Please note that at this time we are looking for volunteers aged 18+ due to the busy nature of the role.

This role is based around providing services to members of the local community and you will not necessarily be working with people with additional needs/disabilities.

Key Duties

As an activity volunteer, you will be an ambassador for TouchBase Pears, and for Sense, as well as being a vital part of the Facilities Team. You will help provide a warm welcome to everyone who comes into the building and help us with our fun and engaging activities.  

  • Supporting the TouchBase Pears team, working work together to deliver an outstanding experience for every person’s visit. 
  • Setting up and clearing away activities, including ‘messy play’ and ‘stay and play’
  • Supporting with the supervision of activities 
  • Encouraging participation by interacting with the public
  • Helping keep our visitors safe when taking part in the activities 
  • Adhering to our Health & Safety procedures
  • You will be always supported on site during volunteering and a facilities coordinator will be available if you need any support or have any questions. For the weekly role which will be for our Stay and Play, you will eventually be leading the activity without supervision within the room, but a facilities coordinator will always be on site if you need them.

A standard / enhanced Disclosure & Barring check will be required for this volunteer role, which we will support you with.

Skills & Qualities

Will the role suit me? Yes, if you are:

  • Enthusiastic about Sense and passionate about the work we do
  • A cheerful and  positive attitude
  • Flexible and willing to get involved with a wide variety of tasks 
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Able to work well as part of a team. 
  • Good with people and enjoy interacting with the public.
  • Able to communicate well with a wide range of people with different skills, abilities, and backgrounds. 
  • Are interested in developing your skills to to best support people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs effectively.  This could include people who use TouchBase Pears regularly, visitors or co-volunteers.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Respectful of others and their diversity.
  • Interested in supporting your local community.

What Sense offers

  • A full induction with ongoing support and guidance from the Sense TouchBase Pears Team. 
  • The ’feel-good’ factor – knowing that you are making a difference to supporting your local community. 
  • We’ll provide you with training on Hearing Impairment Awareness and Visual Impairment Awareness training. We also have additional optional training to further develop your skills relating to supporting people with disabilities. 
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and experiences along with adding to your career and/or personal development. 
  • The chance to meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and join a passionate team passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we support. 

Our values

Everything we do is underpinned by five core values. These values shape the way we work as we pursue our vision of a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, is isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

  • We include
  • We collaborate
  • We find a way
  • We challenge
  • We celebrate

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Downloadable files

We recommend reading these files to support your application. These files are in PDF format, please get in touch with the team on [email protected] if you require these in a different format.

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