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Life skill support: providing support to adults with learning disabilities

Support adults with their maths, English, cookery and independent living skills at our friendly centre for adults with disabilities
Huntingdon, PE29 3RR
Tuesday and / or Wednesday mornings 9:30am - 12pm
Agreed in advance expenses reimbursed

The Papworth Trust Centre in Huntingdon enables disabled people to try new things in a fun and friendly atmosphere, so they develop confidence and new life skills.

The centre offers a variety of leisure activities and independent living skills with sessions including arts & crafts, gardening , music, exercise, drama, IT, cookery, work-skills, print and design, literacy and numeracy as well as trips out to go shopping or to the cinema.  

We are currently looking for a volunteer to support our disabled clients in a range of sessions such as maths, English, cookery and independent living skills.

Tasks include:

  • Assist clients with participating in activities set by the session leader.
  • Support clients of varying abilities to complete tasks set by the tutor.
  • Inspire customers to do the very best they can with every activity.
  • Encourage clients to express themselves and to interact well with others.
  • Reassure and support clients to remain safe if they need time away from the group.
  • Assist with setting up and packing away at the start and end of the session.

Skills, Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills - verbal and non-verbal
  • Able to explain tasks in a variety of different ways to suit individual learners needs
  • Able to listen effectively
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Supportive, Inclusive and Patient
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Competent cook if wanting to assist in cookery sessions
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Able to follow instruction

How to apply:

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form and the Diversity and Equality form on this page.

Then email your forms to, or post them to: FREEPOST RRXK-CTTT-KELH, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Papworth Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3RG

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