The Wilberforce Trust are committed to supporting people with sight loss and hearing loss. We do this through our supported living accommodation, low vision clinic, visual awareness training, sensory awareness sessions, and activities within the living and learning zone. Our vision is to see a world in which all people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities, are truly integrated in society with equal opportunities in all aspects of life, and to know that our passion and commitment have been influential in bringing this about. Our mission is to be a leading provider of high quality support, training and care services, to create opportunities for people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities, and to encourage and facilitate the development of these on a local, regional and national basis by being a model of good practice. Our aim is to do this in a way which enhances the quality of life of those we work with. Our sensory sessions are run at our head office in Huntington, York. We have sessions for adults, children and infants with multiple disabilities including sight loss, hearing loss, autism and learning disabilities. The sensory room is enjoyed by all ages and is something we are proud of at The Trust. For example, we run cooking, baking, craft, and music sessions. If you have an interest and skills relating to a specific activity, such as yoga, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, or music, for example, then get in touch – or we’d love to hear from you if you have new ideas for sessions! You will need: some spare time; an open and friendly nature; patience; adaptability; a full DBS check (facilitated by the Trust); and a sense of humour. Volunteers can give as much or as little as they can — it is their decision. There are several Sensory Sessions which run for approximately 2 hours every other week – you could run one session a fortnight, a month, every six months – we just ask that you are consistent in your commitment to running the sessions. All volunteered time is equally valued but an occasional contribution, for example helping at a fundraising event, is also welcomed. By volunteering with the Trust you will gain: the satisfaction of helping others; a valuable use of your spare time; and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
Salary: Voluntary | Job type: Part time | Hours:
Volunteering as a Sensory Session Facilitator gives: A chance to meet new people, to develop new skills, to gain experience and knowledge, and to be respected and valued for your involvement.
Closing date: 11-03-2019
How to apply:
Send a CV and/or a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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