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6 Week Volunteer Programme with Our Barn

Choice of:

  1. Sunday Youth Club – 3pm to 6pm Redlees Park, Isleworth
  2. Friday Gardening Project – 10am to 3pm Osterley Park, Isleworth

 

Our Barn supports young people with learning disabilities or autism make a successful transition to adult life. Staff support our participants by providing guidance, prompting and encouragement as needed, and taking part fully in activities alongside the young people.

 

Discuss your availability with the team leaders and a 6-week programme will be allocated to you. We can reimburse travel expenses and offer a light snack on Sundays, or lunch on Fridays. Depending on the setting, activities can be basic gardening skills, sport, music, art or anything creative. We can help with inspiration when you run brief activities if needed. We like upcycling and making things from ‘nothing’.

 

We expect a minimum commitment of four hours per session, assisting with all tasks at the youth club and set up or clean up at gardening. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

 

 

 

 

Week1

Meet your leaders, team and mentor for the 6-week programme

Induction – H&S with Leaders

Learning about the young people’s passports/care plans

Introduce yourself to the group

Shadow Leader - 1 to 1

Feedback with staff and mentor

 

Week 2

Set up with team

Brief of the day

Welcome the young people and shadow your youth leader for the session

Clean up

De-brief 

Feedback with mentor

 

Week 3

Set up with team

Brief of the day

Welcome the young people and shadow a young person (participant) for most of the session, supporting the running of an activity (working to your strengths)

Clean up

De-brief 

Feedback with mentor

 

Week 4

Set up with team

Brief of the day

Welcome the young people and shadow a different young person for the session supporting the running of an activity (working to your strengths)

De-brief 

Feedback with mentor

 

Week 5

Set up with team

Lead the brief of the day in partnership with Leader

Welcome the young people and work as a support worker running a short, 30-minute activity (working to your strengths)

Clean up

De-brief 

Feedback with mentor

 

Week 6

Set up with team

Lead the brief of the day

Welcome the young people. Run a small group session/activity with minimal support

Clean up

De-brief 

Feedback and review with mentor and team leaders

 

 

Following successful completion of the volunteering programme you will be awarded a certificate, be eligible for a reference and receive notifications of internal vacancies at Our Barn: we advertise all vacancies internally, before looking for external candidates.

 

 

In the first instance please contact Karen Adams, Manager, Our Barn on karen@ourbarn.org.uk  or 07847 380095

 

 

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