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Arts & Crafts Assistant

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Volunteering Gloucestershire

About the opportunity

Why the charity want you

If you enjoy being creative yourself and you love to share your passion and skills, this role is for you. You’ll need to be patient and non-judgemental; some people will be more able than others, but the key thing is taking part. Some Arts and Crafts Assistants run their own sessions or support people one to one to find their inner artist. They’ll support you if you have an idea but they’re also equally happy for another pair of enthusiastic hands.

What you will be doing

Helping the Activities Co-ordinator to set up for and tidy up after activities
Joining in, encouraging residents to take part and celebrating their achievements
Helping to keep the materials and activities area safe and in order
Talking to residents about the activity to get their views on things they’d like to try
Possibly leading small groups of residents or supporting one to one activities
Helping to get residents to and from their rooms to the activity
Helping the Activities Co-ordinator to record the activities and who has taken part

What's in it for you

Full Induction including Dementia Friends Session
Role Specific Training
Experience in care setting for your CV
They offer references for volunteers
Nothing can beat the buzz of seeing someone create something they never dreamt they could
Experience a in care setting for your CV

About The Orders of St John Care Trust

The Orders of St John Care Trust homes specialise in the provision of long term care - residential, nursing or for those suffering from dementia. They also provide day care facilities, intermediate, rehabilitation and respite care. All services are provided for older people of any background, irrespective of race or religion, according the highest standard of quality care.

Mission statement:

* To deliver individual high quality care in an unobtrusive way respecting privacy and dignity
* To provide a homely environment in which residents feel comfortable and free to entertain their family and friends
* To consult with residents and fully involve them in decisions about their care, their lifestyle and their home
* To ensure that the residents and day care visitors enjoy a fulfilling life in an atmosphere of warmth and understanding
* To provide care services that are resident led and reflect diverse cultural values
* To train employees in order to enable personal development and achievement of individual potential and ensure delivery of the highest standards of care

What are they looking for?

The skills you need

You'll be good at reading people, picking up signs if someone isn’t themselves
You'll be self-motivated and willing to work independently at times
You'll be a people person who enjoys the company of older people
You'll be willing to get stuck in and try a new activity
You'll be creative with the ability to share your creative skills with others

Practical Considerations

Induction and training will be provided, expenses will be reimbursed. Working hours are flexible depending on your availability.

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About Volunteering Gloucestershire


340 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3JF, GB

Mission Statement

Supporting with all areas of volunteer recruitment.


Volunteering Gloucestershire supports organisations, charities and community groups with volunteer recruitment, management and advice. Volunteering Gloucestershire also helps people wanting to volunteer to find roles that will suit their skills, abilities and interests.

Arts & Culture


We'll work with your schedule.


Rodley HouseHarrison WayLydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5BBUnited Kingdom



  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Painting
  • Patient Care


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Working hours are flexible depending on availability.

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