Volunteering

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN MACCLESFIELD AT PARACHUTE
An important part of Parachute’s success is our wonderful team of volunteers we have here at our drop in in Macclesfield. They help with a whole range of things, and Parachute is a supportive and friendly environment for people dropping in and volunteers alike.
We are looking for more friendly and patient people to join our team and help support adults with learning disabilities at our drop in and on trips out in the community.       You will be contributing your time and skills to a fun but important community project, which could have a real impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities in the Macclesfield area.
Whether you want to help others, gain experience, improve skills or meet new people – from Facebook to fundraising to drop in support – we have a whole range of volunteering opportunities to suit your needs.
You will be helping people to participate fully in a whole range of group activities such as photography, arts, computers, relaxation, skills training, discussions and encouraging them to be as independent as possible.  Trips out and about will include lots of everyday activities in the local community, such as bowling, pub visits, sports, meals, walks & cinema.  At Parachute we also encourage those who drop in to take part in planning and decision-making, and to decide how Parachute runs.

 

making valentines bouquetsYour support will enable people to develop confidence, friendships and new skills, and could really make a difference to the lives of those who are often overlooked in society.
We welcome those who would like to share their interests with others and participate in new activities.  As well as offering the opportunities to make a difference and add real value to a new and developing community service, this role will also enable you to meet a wide range of new people and make new friends, developing your confidence and abilities whilst learning new skills.
We offer flexible hours and the reimbursement of expenses.  To volunteer with us formal qualifications are not required and full training and support will be given.  Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers with an empathic and understanding nature, patience and willingness to try new things and share new ideas.  A good sense of humour is also important along with flexibility, enthusiasm and a sense of commitment.

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However safeguarding is very important to us and all volunteers will require a DBS check.
If you would like more information please call Karen or Clare on 01625 424717 or email info@maccsuso.org.uk
Of course you are more than welcome to come along to the drop in for a cup of tea and a chat and see what all the fuss is about!