Opportunity: Making Space: Activity Group Supporter

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Organisation Name: Making Space
deborah.sykes@makingspace.co.uk
Phone: 01422 369101
Cause/Interest: Health and social care, Mental health, Sport and recreation
Listing End Date:
Skill Required: Creative, Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Mentoring and counselling, Teamwork
Type Of Activity: Advice information and support, Befriending, buddying and mentoring
Additional/Specific Suitability: Doing with a friend, Older People, University students, Groups - Small (2-10)
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Geographical Area(s): Calderdale wide
Opportunity Type: Location
Requirements And Benefits: Carer Wellbeing Service Calderdale.
The service provides carers over 18 with and extensive range of resources and support
designed to give carers more balance

Why should you volunteer?
This is a great opportunity to meet people, learn things whilst also utilising your skills and experiences. You would be making a difference supporting people to have fun whilst also using their strengths to build confidence. You would be encouraging people to keep active either physically or mentally which has positive benefits on health and wellbeing.
Skill Required: Creative, Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Mentoring and counselling, Teamwork
Skills To Gain: Leadership
Times For The Opportunity: Any
Volunteer Commitment: Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected), Part time (18 hours per week)
What Could Someone Gain From This Role?: What will you be doing?
• To help run one group or several groups depending on what you prefer.
• To encourage people to participate in an activity and get involved. You may have the chance to bring your interests and skills to your volunteering.
• To support people to have meaningful conversations and reduce isolation.
• To follow organisations policies such as Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity and Confidentiality.

What skills and experience will you need?
We are looking for volunteers that want to help others, are caring, patient, have good communication skills, and reliable. Some experience running a group activity is beneficial.