Craft Group Volunteer (Better Futures)

Improving Lives Plymouth

Name: Craft Group Volunteer (Better Futures)
Organisation: Improving Lives Plymouth
Location: Guild House, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 5QL
Type: Part Time
2 hours per week between the hours 11am and 3pm (Date and time to be agreed)


Do you enjoy working with people? Are you passionate about supporting people? Do you have a skill in arts and crafts? This could be the role for you.

Better Futures are looking for someone with arts and crafts skills to support their members during a weekly craft group. The group will run once a week for 2 hours between 11am and 3pm (date and time to be agreed)
All materials will be paid for and your travel expenses will be reimbursed. You will also receive full training and an induction.

Main Tasks:
1. Providing support to staff to run weekly art and craft workshops
2. Assisting with the planning of interesting and enjoyable, age appropriate activities
3. Providing support to members to participate and develop skills
4. Assisting staff to maintain a clean and safe environment
5. Supporting members to engage with one another and develop social skills

Better Futures is a support service for adults age 18+ with a learning disability.

They provide support, information and advice on day to day issues and help individuals to develop the skills to further independence through a range of groups, workshops and activities.

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Organisation Description

Improving Lives Plymouth has been supporting people in Plymouth since 1907 with information, advice and practical support.

Our Charity's Vision
Supporting our service users to improve their quality of life.

Our Mission
To help individuals to shape their own solutions for a better quality of life by providing appropriate and accessible health and social care services.
To assist in the development of other voluntary and community organisations, particularly through enabling volunteering.

We have 8 service areas which are:

Volunteer Connections, Veterans Care Navigation Service, Sensory Solutions,
Long-Term Conditions Self-Management, Information and Advice,
Caring for Carers, Better Futures and Active for All

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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


As a volunteer you will require good listening skills and will be a good communicator

A keen interest in arts and crafts

Knowledge of supporting adults with a learning disability would be an advantage but is not essential.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel
Restrictions: None
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Support
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, DBS Check