Social Activity Volunteer

Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve.

Could you run a fun, engaging group activity for our clients? We're looking for volunteers to lead group activities to improve confidence, self-esteem,social inclusion, health and well-being. Volunteers will plan and deliver engaging sessions and on-going groups that bring people together to try something new, socialise and build a support network e.g. arts and crafts groups, book clubs, walking groups,yoga, singing groups. Groups may be in a single site or across multiple sites dependent on volunteers and venue availability.


- A desire to help people work towards achievable goals

. Ability to work with groups of vulnerable adults

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- A professional manner and the ability to work independently.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Training is online, with additional optional training available.
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
    Volunteer Co-ordinator offers ongoing support and contact.
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/02/2018

End Date: 16/02/2019

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Availability Details

Flexible. We ask that volunteers are able to commit 4 hours per month or more if possible.


This opportunity is available in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Southend

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