Host Organisation: Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group

Events Assistant - Down's syndrome support

Opportunity Interests: Funding, Grants and Fundraising, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Activity: 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

Purpose of position
We’re the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group (CDSSG), the charity that 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.

You will help us to continue to offer high quality events, training and fundraising activities to people with Down’s syndrome and their families.

This includes;
• Attend events and awareness raising activities.
• Distribute information and marketing materials to members of the public.
• Assist the event leader in tasks and activities.
• Develop and maintain relationships with supporters.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

• Understanding of and commitment to the aims of CDSSG.
• Confident when communicating with others.
• Ability to work alone and use initiative and also 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.