Volunteering opportunity

Saturday Activity Drop-In Volunteer

3 Volunteers required
-2 spaces remaining
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on 20th December 2019

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Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
  • Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
  • Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
  • Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
  • Filton / Frenchay
  • Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
  • Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
  • Hengrove / Whitchurch
  • Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
  • Lockleaze
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Redcliffe / Temple Meads
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
  • Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
  • Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
  • Southville / Ashton Gate
  • Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
  • St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
  • Stockwood / Flowers Hill
  • Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
  • Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
  • Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
  • Community / neighbourhood action
  • Community safety / crime
  • Inclusion / inequality / social justice
  • Befriending
  • Listening
New Year's resolution to start volunteering? Want to give back to and be a part of your local community? Join our group of friendly volunteers at The Hive Avon!

The Hive Avon is a charity based in Kingswood that supports the learning disabled and/or autistic community in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas. Our daily drop-in, run by dedicated members of staff, offers a safe space for members of the LD and/or autistic community to socialise with friends and engage in a range of activities. As a charity, we depend on volunteers to run all of our services.

Volunteers at our Saturday sessions help 1-2 hours per week, either in the morning or the afternoon. The morning volunteers help to set up, choosing the boardgames for the day, filling the kettle for morning teas, etc. (afternoon volunteers help to tidy up after the session) then spend their time between helping serve drinks as needed and playing games with the service users. Through engagement, members are encouraged to build independence and social skills. Our volunteers play an important role in ensuring that all members feel included.

The skills and qualities we look for in volunteers are the ability to listen and communicate with a diverse group of people. The ability to be patient, enthusiastic, and non-judgemental. Many volunteers have no experience working with the learning disabled and/or autistic community when they start with us, and no experience is necessary. We provide initial induction training for all of our new volunteers, and provide ongoing training and support throughout their time with us. Staff are always present at our drop-in, and are available to answer any questions that volunteers may have. We have full liability insurance in place, and volunteers are able to claim travel expenses if needed.

Facilitate and play games with our service users, help with the accessibility of arts and crafts, serve light refreshments as needed. The community focus of the role allows volunteers to encourage independence and social skills amongst the service users. Volunteers are encouraged to liaise with their session leaders to plan activities for their sessions.

Provided by The Hive Avon Ltd.

Contact name
Erin Brown
Email address
0117 9614372

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