Small Group Leader

Guild Care

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Creating Connections is a new and exciting prevention service for those aged 65 and over. It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation in Worthing through companionship, shared interests, and community participation.

As a small group leader, you will lead group activity sessions in your chosen talent or expertise! This might include music, arts and crafts, decorating cakes, gardening, dancing, light exercise classes etc.

This will include:

  •  Welcoming and introducing yourself and others to the group.
  •  Leading an activity.
  •  Liaising with venue staff regarding any issues with the environment.
  •  Communicating key messages to the group (future times /dates/activities etc).
  •  Opening and closing the session.
  •  Setting up and clearing up.


We are looking for friendly, open and reliable people who:

  • Are welcoming (especially to people who may be less confident about attending a group for a first time or entering a room when they don't know anyone.
  • Are honest and reliable.
  • Have planning and organisational skills, yet adaptable to fit with the needs of the audience.
  • Have great listening skills and an ability to communicate with a range of different people.
  • Can empathise with older people who are feeling lonely or isolated.
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude and is accepting of people's differences.
  • Have some knowledge of local services in Worthing area.
  • Can role-model our Values, maintain confidentiality and comply with appropriate policies.
  • Have the ability to join a group on a regular basis.
  • Can provide satisfactory DBS Check.


  • Reduce feelings of loneliness by sharing time together, and encouraging people to connect with others through leading activities and interests such as music, exercise, board games, quizzes and much more (matched with a activity and group to suit your preference around time, frequency and location in Worthing)
  • Build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Feel valued and appreciated.
  • Make use of existing skills and give something back to the local community.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Methold House
North Street
West Sussex
BN11 1DU

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • 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