Host Organisation: Cheshire Centre for Independent Living

Individuals required to support children with disabilities to take part in various group activities. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with children with disabilities or for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, People with Disabilities, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Befriending
Location: Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Thursday PM, Thursday EVE

Volunteers are required to support the Buzz Youth Activity Group. Buzz is an activity group for disabled young people. Children that attend the group come and have fun and are involved in a range of activities, examples of activities include; games, cookery, arts, drama, gardening, singing, cinema visits, bowling and meals out.
As a result of attending the groups children grow in confidence and increase their self esteem, they are able to reach their full potential and develop relationships with their peers.
Volunteers will support children aged 8 - 12 years old within the group or on a 1:1 to take part in activities.
This a rewarding role for anyone that has a couple of hours free a week. This is good experience for anyone that wants to progress in a career working with disabled young people. Support is also provided for younger volunteers to gain their Duke of Edinburgh award.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Volunteers should be: Reliable, honest, patient, enthusiastic, none-judgemental, willing to learn new skills and committed to the inclusion of disabled young people. No formal qualifications are required.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: Must be aged 16+
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

45p per mile

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Support from Group and Volunteer Coordinator

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding, Disability Equality