Shed Inside - Maldon

The Essex Shed Network developed Shed Inside from the success of their Men in Sheds project. The aim of the project is to support men at risk of isolation to be more involved with their community and to access peer support. Shed Inside is focused on those  ‘Shedders’ who are unable to attend a Men’s Shed for health, mobility or preference reasons, but still want the social interaction and skills sharing aspect of a shed. Shed Inside offers this same welcoming environment but with smaller practical projects and engaging games in community spaces.

We are looking for volunteers to lead and support the  friendly and welcoming Shed Inside Session at the Moat Community Hub in Fullbridge. The role includes:

  • Setting up the mornings activities, this could be small engineering kits, bird box and bug hotel flat packs, art and craft equipment, games, cards and puzzles. Bringing out tools and raw materials and then clear away at the end.
  • Helping to engage and support the shedders to take part in the activities.  Some shedders may have mobility, eye sight, and hearing or dementia challenges.
  • Promote friendly conversation and engagement within the group including suggesting and talking about other activities the group may wish to try.  

The Shed Inside Maldon session are weekly at the Community Hub in Fullbridge from 10am-12noon


It would be good if you had:

·         Experience with working with older people  and understanding their particular needs

·         Ability to help with practical tasks

·         Confidence in meeting new people, talking and socialising with them

·         An Interest in DIY or possess practical skills

·         Ability to encourage participation and instil confidence

·         Good communication skills

·         Ability to make a great cup of builders tea


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

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/06/2019

End Date: 05/06/2020

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Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The Shed Inside Maldon session are weekly at the Community Hub in Fullbridge from 10am-12noon


This opportunity is available in: Maldon

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