Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for considering a volunteering role with Cheshire Centre for Independent Living.  With currently over 50 people giving their time to us regularly on a voluntary basis we value our volunteers and want to make sure you enjoy your time with us.

As a volunteer for CCIL you can expect to be supported and will receive role specific training. All volunteers will need to complete an application form and have an informal interview with our volunteer coordinator, and for any roles that require direct contact and support with disabled individuals you will be expected to undertake a DBS check.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Support Planners required to assist our Arrangement for Care and Support Service

This is an involved role for individuals that would like to assist disabled people have more power and control over how their care and support package is delivered.

Volunteers will work closely with our Arrangement for Care & Support Advisors and will be supporting individuals in the community draft a Personalised Support Plan, outlining how they wish to utilise their personal budget to meet the identified outcomes.

A support plan is a way of collating information which is important to an individual, in order to support them to meet their own day to day needs. It is the document where day to day requirements and preferences for care and support are detailed.

The Volunteer Support Planner will work alongside the nominated Care & Support Advisor to facilitate the completion of a Support Plan.

It will be the Volunteer Support Planner’s responsibility to develop the individualised plan via relevant communication tools e.g. face to face, telephone, social media, enabling individuals to design a support plan detailing their needs/outcomes they want to achieve via their personal budget.

This is a great role for anyone wanting to go into social work or for those with experience themselves of going through the support planning process.

Volunteer should have: Excellent communication skills, The ability to listen and communicate to a high standard both verbally and in writing and to disseminate information in an easily understood and appropriate format, the ability to work with disabled people, be self Motivated and empathetic.

Volunteers can expect a full induction and role specific training and their expenses reimbursed. A DBS check is required for these roles and will be completed by CCIL.

Volunteer Support Worker Buzz group

Groups in:  Northwich, Malpas, Neston, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Crewe

Individuals required to support disabled children to take part in various group activities. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with children  or for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding.

Buzz is an activity group for disabled young people. Children that attend the group come and have fun and are involved in a range of activities, examples of activities include; games, cookery, arts, drama, gardening, singing, cinema visits, bowling and meals out.  As a result of attending the groups children grow in confidence and increase their self esteem, they are able to reach their full potential and develop relationships with their peers.

Volunteers will support children aged 5 – 12 (Cheshire West), 8 – 12 years old (Cheshire East) and 13 – 18 years old (pan Cheshire) within the group or on a 1:1 to take part in various activities decided on by those that attend the groups.

Volunteers should be: Reliable, honest, patient, enthusiastic, none-judgemental, willing to learn new skills and committed to the inclusion of disabled young people. No formal qualifications are required.

Volunteers can expect a full induction, role specific training and regular supervisions.

We also offer support to younger volunteers to gain their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Volunteer Support Worker Good Company

Groups in:  Chester, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Crewe

Individuals required to support disabled adults to take part in various group activities. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with disabled indiviuals  or for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding.

Good Company is an activity group. People that attend the group come and have fun and are involved in a range of activities, examples of activities include; games, cookery, arts, drama, gardening, singing, cinema visits, bowling and meals out.  As a result of attending the groups children grow in confidence and increase their self esteem, they are able to reach their full potential and develop relationships with their peers.

Volunteers will support individuals aged 19+ within the group or on a 1:1 to take part in various activities decided on by those that attend the groups.

Volunteers should be: Reliable, honest, patient, enthusiastic, none-judgemental, willing to learn new skills and committed to the inclusion of disabled young people. No formal qualifications are required.

Volunteers can expect a full induction, role specific training and regular supervisions

Creative Art and Drama Volunteers Tuesday’s 4-6pm Chester

Individuals required to support disabled children to take part in a creative art and drama group. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with children, or for those that are interested in art and drama or studying in that area.

Volunteer’s will support disabled children aged 8-14 to take part in creative based activities.

Volunteers can expect a full induction, role specific training and regular supervisions.

Football Skills Volunteers Chester 10 – 11am Saturday and 5.30 -6.30pm Friday

Volunteers will support disabled children aged 7-16 to take part in accessible football sessions. An interest in football would be beneficial, but no formal experience is necessary.

This will be good experience for anyone wanting to progress in a career in sports or coaching, or for those wanting to work with children. These sessions are initially for 16 weeks with the possibility of the time being extended.

Events and Promotions Volunteer

Providing support to the Volunteer Coordinator at events, promoting voluntary positions and services available at CCIL as and when required.

Helping to man the promotion stand and chatting to individuals about CCIL and what we have to offer. Taking personal information from people that may be interested in volunteering or accessing other services.

The ideal person will be: Sociable, approachable, enthusiastic and confident

Support is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Individuals will receive induction training along with further training and support throughout their appointment in order to enable them to fulfil their role to the best of their abilities.

If you require further information you can contact Viki our Volunteer Coordinator on: 01606 331853 or email: volunteering@cheshirecil.org , alternatively you can complete an application form and indicate your area of interest, following receiving this Viki will contact you.

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