Host Organisation: Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group

Activity Assistant - Down's syndrome support

Opportunity Interests: Funding, Grants and Fundraising, People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Activity: Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Fundraising
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group (CDSSG) supports over 175 people with Down’s syndrome and their families in Cheshire. We won’t give up until children, young people and adults with Down’s syndrome get care, support and the opportunities they deserve to unlock their potential.

We educate and support parents, carers and professionals to help develop people with Down’s syndrome through training, educational conferences, development sessions and family fun events. We also raise awareness and understanding in the Cheshire community about Down’s syndrome and provide activities and opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome. We are entirely self-funded and reliant on support from families, businesses and volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers to help us to continue to offer high quality activities to people with Down’s syndrome and their families.

This includes:
• Attending activities
• Support the activity leader/s to ensure positive outcomes for participants.
• Help to create a safe and productive environment.
• Develop and maintain relationships with people with Down’s syndrome and their family
members.

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

• Confident and good at communicating with others.
• Enthusiasm for enrichment activities and for learning new skills.
• Excellent listening skills and empathy.
• Ability to contribute as part of a team.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Any support that they require.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Relevant training to complete the role.

Makaton training.