Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Creativity
  • Gardening and conservation
  • Groups and clubs
  • Practical skills

To support and lead the Shed’s general day to day running and to help ensure there is consistent service delivery for its members. Men in Sheds Bexley is a community wood workshop and garden space for older men. The project helps reduce loneliness, offers peer support, and promotes skill sharing.

What skills do I need?

• To provide on-site support and supervision for the day-to-day operations of the project. • To ensure the Shed is opened and/or closed securely at the end of daily operations, when there is not a member of staff on site • To ensure the Shed is kept clean, tidy and safe during and at the end of the day. • To ensure health and safety procedure is being followed. • To provide confident and supportive assistance to shed members, particularly where new members are attending for the first few weeks • To encourage and support active participation of members in social and skill sharing opportunities • On occasion and where possible, to assist with general building maintenance and ad hoc tasks to provide support for the community development project officer.

• Good knowledge and interest in woodwork and DIY • Good knowledge of safe working practices in the use of tools, materials, and personal protective equipment • Able to communicate effectively with older and vulnerable people • An understanding of the effects of social isolation and their importance for healthy living in older people • A positive can-do attitude (essential) • Good listening and communication skills (essential) • Reliability and trustworthiness (essential) • Patience and sensitivity (essential)

Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Creativity
  • Gardening and conservation
  • Groups and clubs
  • Practical skills

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/07/2021

End Date: 22/09/2022

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

1 weekly half day or full day session between the hours of 9:30am-3:30pm. Times and days to be confirmed.

Location

Men in Sheds
Christ Church Erith
Glebe Way
Erith
DA8 3DH

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