OPP OF THE DAY: Lifestyle Volunteer, Beacon

Hours available: 10am – 3pm, Tuesday and/or Thursday

Location: Stourbridge

Purpose: To assist the staff team in delivering a varied programme of social and leisure activities in small groups and on a one-to-one basis.

Summary of Duties:
– Meeting and greeting clients and providing support and assistance into Beacon Centre
– Making refreshments
– Guiding clients around the centre
– Helping to set up and clear away activities
– Assisting to deliver social activities –craft, quiz’s, exercise, socials, music etc while encouraging clients to socialise
– Providing support to visually impaired clients, including those with limited mobility, and wheelchair users.
– Providing support to people with limited communication skills to enable their participation in individual and small group activities
– Assisting with fire evacuation if necessary

– Good communication skills and an outgoing and friendly approachable manner are essential, as are reliability and a commitment to confidentiality
– Gain experience of working with visually impaired people
– An opportunity to meet new people
– Ability/willingness to understand the issues faced by individuals living with sight loss
– To be non-judgemental and have the ability to treat people with respect
– An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role, along with two references


Debbie Fox
Email: DFox@beaconvision.org