Responsible to the Community Outreach Manager, the Craft & Hobby Demonstrator will support our community outreach project by leading a craft demonstration or hobby illustration in our sessions. The outreach sessions are designed to support those affected by life-limiting illnesses to live well in their community.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run our various advice and wellbeing sessions. This includes helping to set up and run a craft demonstration or hobby illustration as part of the session. We also need you to help us to overcome any barriers that someone affected by a life-limiting illness may have to attending these sessions in their local community. This could include supporting attendees emotionally and physically.
• Room preparation/layout/clearance
• Demonstrating or talking about a craft or hobby to a small group of people
• Support attendees if they become upset or need help in understanding a topic or information being given
• Report any concerns or support needs to Session Lead
• Work with the group, with help from the Session Lead to keep conversations flowing
• Encourage conversations, anecdotes and shared learning
• Make sure registration and evaluation forms are fully completed
• Help to serve refreshments
This role will suit people who…
• Are confident communicators, able to speak to small groups of people
• Are passionate about a craft or hobby
• Are friendly, calm and personable
• Have good observational and listening skills
• Are patient and non-judgemental
• Are interested in other people’s stories, life journeys and peer learning and support
• Are reliable in attendance
It is also essential that you can demonstrate our values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Choice and Reputation. They define who we are and what we do as a high quality care provider and high quality place to volunteer.
You should have a keen interest in crafts or a hobby, which you can share with a diverse group. You should also be able to speak confidently to a small group of people and be able to engage them with your illustration or demonstration of your craft or hobby.
Times to be discussed and agreed with the Community Outreach Manager or Community Outreach Coordinator.
Various locations across Chester-Le-Street
We value our volunteers and want your experience to be both positive and fulfilling. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and any appropriate instruction, guidance or training to assist you in your volunteer role. We ask that any essential training is completed either prior to you starting with us or within three months of starting. You will have an opportunity to learn new skills, build social networks, share experiences and skills and be recognised for the contribution you make.
Any agreed out of pocket expenses that are incurred when carrying out your volunteer role will be reimbursed.
From this role you will gain the knowledge that you will be helping to make every day count for people affected by life-limiting illness and promoting the concept of compassionate communities.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required for this volunteer role