Ashley Community Housing Ltd.
Role Description & Person Specification
Ashley Community Housing provides housing and settling support to refugees and vulnerable adults in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Bristol.
Volunteer Group Leader
Introduction to the role
We are looking for a Volunteer Group Leaders to run informal social events and groups for refugees, and members of the community in Sandwell. The aim is to improve integration of refugees and community members who have English as an additional language. Examples of groups include “Chit Chat club” a group to improve conversational English whilst learning a new skill such as cooking or arts and crafts. “Walking club” a group to encourage healthy lifestyles. Group Leaders may also be asked to organise social events such as trips to the Library, Theatre etc to raise awareness of facilities in the Sandwell area.
Ashley Community Housing offers:
Coaching and support to learn the role of Group Leader
Guidance throughout the volunteering experience
Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses
Valuable work experience showing employers that you are proactive and can take the initiative – employers value voluntary work on a CV
Support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator
Reasonable funding for resources such as craft materials.
Main responsibilities of the role:
Organising group sessions
Recruiting group members
Making bookings where necessary
Purchasing appropriate resources
Researching and arranging appropriate social activities
Ensuring all participants feel included and welcome
Preferred skills, knowledge and abilities:
Enthusiastic and self-motivated
Good spoken English
Good listening and communication skills
An understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable adults, including refugees
Reliable, punctual and organised
Ability to speak an additional community language
Good team player and able to use initiative
Experience supporting adults
Above all, we are looking for people who are non-judgemental, friendly, and approachable with a sociable nature.
For more information or to apply for this role contact;
Lucy Williamson, Volunteer Coordinator;
0330 113 3384 or 07790194576
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