Host Organisation: Rudheath and Witton Together

Piece by Piece is a support group for parents/ carers of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). We are looking for a volunteer who can provide support to the group.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Children and Young People, Community Development, Families, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Activity: Befriending, Support / Care Work
Location: Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Thursday AM

Piece by Piece aims to support families and their children in a safe environment and enables parents/carers to be open and honest with like-minded individuals that understand the daily struggles families face.
The role of the volunteer is to provide support to the group - both helping with practical support (setting up/making a cuppa) but also able to listen, provide emotional support and understand the needs of the parents who come along.
Ideally you will have some personal or professional experience of SEND.
Typical Tasks:
• To support the running of the group each week and occasional day trips
• Setting up/ tidying away activities
• Helping to make refreshments
• Providing listening and non-judgemental support
• Supporting the group leader in running the sessions
• Attend RWT statutory training/ induction and any additional training as needed
• Maintain appropriate boundaries within the group

Supporting this group will be a key role in making a difference in people's lives as well as a chance to meet new people and new skills, and useful training opportunities.

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

Ideally: A qualification or experience supporting SEND
Reliable/ punctual and committed to providing support
Friendly/ welcoming and empathatic

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
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?:

Out of pocket such as travel/ parking

What support is available for the volunteer?:

• You will receive a full induction
• Training and development including safeguarding/ first aid/mental health awareness and any other opportunities to support you in your role.
• Support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator and other RWT staff.
• Networking activities and peer support
• Out of pocket expenses

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Full induction
Mental Health Awareness
Any other training needed for the role