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Solidarity opens Doors - support disabled people at Gloucestershire H

Leonard Cheshire - Gloucestershire House

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

The aim of this activity is to enable disabled people to access social and leisure activities at Gloucestershire House, supporting our customers to live their lives in the way they choose. The specific objectives we would like to focus are: - To develop and provide, with the input of our customers, a diverse and stimulating activities programme - To enable disabled people to access social, leisure and employment activities - To introduce an international perspective to customers’ lives and form relationships with young people from other countries, to increase cultural solidarity - To support fundraising efforts and events - To improve solidarity between young people, disabled people, and the wider community. To apply fill in the application form at the following link – no CV will be considered https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5476532/Volunteer-Application-European-Voluntary-Service-2020

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will be accommodated in a 3 bed-roomed apartment each with their own lockable bedroom and a spare bedroom for friend and family to stay. They will share a communal lounge, fully fitted kitchen with laundry facilities and bathroom with the other overseas volunteers.Volunteers can have 3 meals a day from our catering team or they can make their own arrangements using a weekly food allowance. All bedding and towels are supplied. Pocket money will be provided weekly into a newly opened local bank account. We provide each volunteer with a Bike to make it easier to explore the area.

Training during the project

Thorough training on working with vulnerable adults is provided to all our volunteers, and Leonard Cheshire staff helps volunteers during the induction process to understand each individual. Risk assessments ensure that volunteers are not asked to contribute outside of their capability or boundaries. Volunteers acquire a range of knowledge, skills and experience including a greater understanding of the issues affecting disabled people. They gain improved interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the charity.

Volunteer profile

Volunteers have a genuine interest and passion for working with people with disabilities. As the work is with vulnerable adults, it is essential that the volunteers that are kind, patient and compassionate. Additionally, we endeavour to select volunteers who have a variety of different skills and abilities to bring to our services and encourage them to share those skills and passions with our residents such as music, sports, gardening. The volunteers will gain experience in planning and delivering activities, events and outings including dealing with logistics and administrative tasks .

Activity Dates

A total of 51 week(s) during the period 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021


Activity Location

Charlton Ln, Leckhampton,, GL53 9HD Cheltenham United Kingdom


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania


Activity Topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/03/2020