Volunteer Activity Support Worker


2 hours per week


Portland Freedom





Volunteer Activity Support Worker

Opportunity type/role: Volunteer Activity Support Worker

  • Location / Department: Portland Freedom Residential Service
  • Working times: 2 hours per week. Day and time to be agreed
  • Sessions are currently Tuesday 13.00-15.00
  • Thursday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00

About Portland College

We are a vibrant national charity supported by our patron, Her Majesty the Queen. We have been a specialist college for young people with disabilities and associated learning difficulties for over 65 years.

About Portland Residential Service

The Residential Service runs 52 weeks a year. We support a wide range of adults with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism. We are currently working in partnership with Sutton Centre Academy delivering workshop sessions to a small group of citizens – these workshops only run during term time. The sessions currently include Tai Chi, Exploring hobbies, and recycled crafts.

The benefits of volunteering at Portland College

Portland College greatly values the services of its volunteer workforce. Thank you for considering giving up some of your time to support us.

We will provide you with a Volunteer Role Profile which details what your responsibilities are.

We will meet with you to check on your progress and to support you to develop in your role.

Role Description

This role will involve:

Support and assist staff in the delivery of crafting activities for our Citizens to participate in. Supporting individuals for these sessions will enable them to:

  • learn new skills
  • have new experiences
  • develop self confidence
  • to have fun!

You must follow health and safety in the day service. This includes:

  • supporting with risk assessment processes for the activity you will be providing
  • reporting any hazards you may see on site
  • wearing your identity badge on site at all times
  • asking a member of staff for help if you are unsure about something

Our support staff will be in sessions to support our Citizens to get involved in the activity. This means you will not be working with our Citizens on an unsupervised basis at any time. Also, you will not be involved in providing personal care to Citizens.

Details of how to apply

For an informal discussion about the opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01623 499106 or down load the application form from this page.