Role summary

Role

Volunteer - Reading Group/Poetry

Location

Betws, Ammanford

Name of home

zzDo not use

Number of hours

Time commitments will be discussed and agreed; a r

Contract type

Volunteer

Salary

Volunteering

Contact details

Debbie Sharples-Kirkbride

Job details

Why we need you?

We provide a full activities programme for our residents and we are looking for volunteers to help facilitate reading groups and poetry appreciation sessions for our residents to enjoy.

 

What skills do you need?

  • A positive enthusiastic person who has a passion for literature, books and poetry
  • Able to set up a book club/reading activities to engage our residents
  • A caring and compassionate nature that is adaptable to individual needs
  • A friendly, sociable, patient and caring manner
  • Good verbal communication and listening skills
  • Able to emphasise and build relationships with residents and visitors
  • Offer wider social contact for our residents
 

What will you be doing?

  • To promote and facilitate regular reading sessions
  • Encourage residents to produce shorts stories and poetry
  • To read stories and poetry in an engaging way and support residents to read and share their opinions about the books/poetry
  • Invite guest speakers to the group
  • To set up and tidy reading area
Time commitment

Time commitments will be discussed and agreed; a regular time commitment is preferred. Volunteers must be 16 years old and over and need to apply for a DBS disclosure

What benefits do you gain?

  • Opportunity to share your passion for books and poetry
  • To build self confidence and see others’ appreciation of the sessions
  • Motivation and self achievement boost your career options
  • Participation in our training and development programme
  • New experience and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Free DBS Disclosure
  • Enriching our residents’ day to day experiences
  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Increase your circle of friends

We provide reasonable travel expenses, a light lunch and polo shirts

Please pop into to meet the team at:

Cartref Annwyl-Fan Care Home

Woodlands Park, Colonel Road, Betws, Ammanford SA18 2HW

01269 592447

 

Alternatively  you can:

Apply on line www.hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk/join-our-team

Telephone  01277 655655 to request a volunteer  application form or e-mail cathrine.robinson@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk

 
Apply now