Sense Holidays Volunteer

What You'll Do: 

These holidays are a chance to try something new, and make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Our holiday-makers might have a go at dancing, horse riding or surfing – the possibilities are endless! 

 

It’s also a chance for families and carers to have a break from supporting their loved ones for a week, safe in the knowledge that they’re having fun.  

 

Holidays take place across the summer on various dates between 15th July – 7th October 2022. Holidays take place in various locations in the UK, including: Essex, Birmingham, Kidderminster, North Yorkshire, Lake District, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Blackpool.

 

This is a one-week residential volunteering opportunity. 

 

The Role of the Volunteer 

Many of our Sense Holidays volunteers are partnered up with one of our holiday-makers. We’ll always try to match you with someone you can communicate with, and who has similar interest to you. Other volunteers work with the whole group. 

You’ll support the holiday-makers to take part in the group activities. This could include anything from canoeing to rock climbing! 

You’ll also give them a hand with generally getting around, communicating with others in the group and personal care. 

Plus, our volunteers help out with cooking, cleaning, driving and other aspects of running a safe group holiday.  

What You'll Learn: 
Before you start your volunteering role, we’ll make sure that you’ve had the training you need to feel confident. This will be delivered online and in person.  While you’re volunteering with us on a Sense Holiday, you’ll get:  Free accommodation, food and drink  Activities with the holiday-makers and other volunteers  Reimbursement of any expenses, such as travel   A written statement recognising your volunteering contribution   The opportunity to take part in additional e-learning, such as disability awareness and basic sign language skills    Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is a great opportunity to develop new skills, experiences and meet new people. 
What We're Looking For: 
We need positive, empathetic volunteers to make our Holidays happen. We are looking for volunteers who are open to new adventures, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun!  We’re especially keen to hear from volunteers who have knowledge or experience of any of the following:  Have some experience in a caring role, or supporting people with complex needs or challenging behaviours  British Sign Language (BSL) and/or other communication methods like Makaton  Working with mobility needs  Supporting autistic people and/or people with learning disabilities  
Summary
Volunteering
Young People
Disability
Another city in the UK
1 Weeks Minimum
38 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Teamwork/Collaboration
Communication
Empathy
Requirements: 
DBS check
Over 18
Phone Interview
Training

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