Activity Volunteer - for adults with learning disability and ASD

Outward

Register your Interest

Do you like working with people? Do like supporting people to get the most out of their experiences?

At Nutley Edge, we run supported holidays for people with learning disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and for those needing respite. These Activity Breaks and are run by Outward, a London-based charity that has been successfully supporting people with learning disabilities and ASD for over forty years.

Our Activity Breaks are accessible holidays that give people the chance to get some country air, make friends and try new activities, to get away from the daily routine and have a proper break. Our guests get involved in sports, art, music, visiting local attractions, photography, nature trails, baking, pampering, tie-dye and many other countryside pursuits.

Skills

We are looking for people who are respectful, empathetic, positive, and reliable. Committed to empowering the people we support to make their own choices and get the most out of their holiday. And passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers work alongside our support worker team to engage guests in activities and aim to create a relaxing yet fun holiday atmosphere.

Volunteers can give as little or as much time as suits them, whether that’s joining us on day’s trips, once monthly sessions at Nutley Edge or by running small themed workshops such as art, music and cooking.

You do not need to have any experience just a passion for working with people and a creative outlook on life. We are looking for people who are friendly, positive, have good communication skills, are engaging and enjoy chatting with others. If you have any interest such as art, sports, music, drama, cooking, storytelling, walking then that’s great but not essential.

Benefits

  •          Provide on-line training
  •          Provide you with references
  •          Invite you to our special events
  •          Provide opportunities for peer support
  •          A dedicated volunteer supervisor to support you in your role.

Practical Considerations

  • We will need to carry out an enhanced DBS Check (Data Barring Service) before you can start with us, which we will pay for.  So we will need you to provide some identification documents; and we will also ask for two references.  You will then get an induction into Outward, our policies and procedures and be linked to our key on-line training courses.

  • Please note we are in a rural location and travelling to us via public transport can be tricky as buses are very infrequent. Drivers are desirable and we have free on-site parking.

When do I need to be available?

Details Our Activity Break Dates in 2024 January 22nd to 26th - Reboot and Recharge February 19th to 23rd - Winter Warmer March 11th to 15th - Food Lovers March 18th to 22nd - Spring April 8th to 12th - Arts and Crafts May 13th to 17th - Sight Seeing May 27th to 31st - History and Mystery June 3rd to 7th - Sports and Outdoor Pursuits June 10th to 14th - Sports and Outdoor Pursuits June 17th to 21st - Fun and Games July 8th to 12th - Mad about Animals July 22nd to 26th - Mad about Animals August 5th to 9th - Summer Holiday August 12th to 16th - Summer Holiday August 19th to 23rd - Summer Holiday August 26th to 30th - Pampering September 2nd to 6th - Arts and Crafts October 28th to 1st November - Bonfire and Halloween November 11th to 15th - Winter Warmer December 2nd to 6th - Christmas December 16th to 20th - Christmas
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Where does this role take place?

Nutley Edge Cottages
Horney Common
Hale Village
Uckfield
TN22 3EE

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Reimbursement of reasonable expenses.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training