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Sense Holidays volunteer - Blackpool

Sense

How you can make a difference

Sense Holidays gives children, young people, adults with complex disabilities and their families the opportunity to have fun, meet new people and try new activities. Sense Holidays take place across the UK at a range of venues and vary. Each year we need skilled volunteers to help us deliver this exciting programme. 


The Volunteer Role involves:

  • Staying in touch with Sense and your Holiday Leader before and during the Sense Holiday, raising any issues or concerns that may need addressing by the wider team.
  • Attending the equivalent of one full day mandatory training which will be delivered virtually. You will also be asked to complete online e-Learning prior to the holiday.
  • You will provide hands on support for the people on the holiday to meet their everyday needs. This may involve but is not limited to; supporting them to participate in group activities, making activities accessible to their particular needs, supporting the building of friendships and social communication.
  • You may also be required to support holidaymakers with personal care including support with eating and drinking, washing, bathing and toileting. 
  • Carry out tasks of daily living, such as cleaning the venue and cooking to maintain a clean and safe living environment.
  • For those qualified and willing, you may be asked to complete Driving for Sense and drive an accessible vehicle on the holiday this could be a car, van or minibus depending on the holiday.

What skills do I need?

Essential criteria: 

  • Aged 18 or over.
  • Have experience supporting those with additional needs. Please note, we can offer a small number of places to those who are less experienced.
  • A skilled communicator.
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Can demonstrate reliability.
  • Can demonstrate resilience.


Desirable: 

  • Able to use British Sign Language.
  • Experience in moving and handling.
  • A full driving license and willing to drive on a holiday.
  • Experience cooking for large groups.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Brickhouse Farm
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY6 9BG

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Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Disability
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Outdoors
  • Stewarding
  • Youth Work

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