We are working in partnership with The Shine A Light Charity based in Coventry. The Shine A Light Support Service family centre is home to a developing range of activities for all family members they support.
As part of the services of Shine A Light Support Service they are going to be running a number of workshops and activities for parents which will take place on Fridays. They are also planning to run counselling and therapy services on Mondays. Many of the families have pre-school children or children who are absent from school due to ill-health.
We are looking for volunteers to provide a crèche facility to run alongside these services.
Alongside other volunteers, you will need to be able to run activities and entertain children whilst parents are taking part in activities (ranging from craft sessions, holistic therapies and eventually counselling services) and also facilitate families being provided with refreshments (drinks and snacks).
We wish to provide parents with opportunities in which they can relax and enjoy a drink and a chat and activities whilst being assured that children are enjoying activities and being entertained and supervised.
Main duties and responsibiities:
Prepare the family centre and activities before each session begins.
Make sure that all equipment and areas within the family centre are clean and fit for purpose before each session (we will be employing a cleaner but all toys will need to be kept clean and disinfected and surfaces which will be used by children too)
Volunteers for this role need to be able to; listen to and talk to both adults and children and have a good rapport with both, run simple crafts, games and activities to entertain children, supervise children to play safely, provide drinks and snacks for families, and provide a happy and welcoming environment.
Ideally volunteers for this role would have some experience running activities for children but training will be given before volunteers start to lead any aspect of the sessions.
Serve drinks and refreshments to families as required.
Clear up spillages and keep areas clean throughout sessions.
To abide by all Shine A Light Support Service policies - these will all be made available for you to read prior to you accepting a position with Shine A Light.
To ensure the welfare, safety and happiness of our families are paramount during each session.
Working with Shine A Light offers a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity to volunteers who work with their amazing families whilst at the same time enjoying their company and the opportunity to develop new skills and enjoy new experiences.
Shine A Light pay for all volunteers to complete an enhanced DBS check prior to beginning a role with us. Volunteers are also given a full training induction and further training opportunities will be offered where possible to volunteers after a trial period of working with them is complete.
Working with Shine A Light also adds value to the CV of all volunteers and they are very happy to provide references for all of their volunteers.