Guitar Group Assistant Volunteer

Submitted by Natalie Oman on January 10, 2019 - 15:38
Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019

About Crisis
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are committed to ending homelessness.

Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people's lives. Every year we work side by side thousands of homeless people to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. We do this at Crisis Skylight Oxford through providing education, training and support with housing, employment and health.

Role outline
Crisis Skylight Oxford offers Guitar Croup sessions in which clients can learn how to play the guitar or improve existing skills. We are looking for a volunteer who will support the classroom tutor with sessions and encourage participation. This role would suit a confident guitar player who has an interest in working with people in a busy and creative environment.

What you will gain
• An opportunity to be part of a friendly team who are committed to ending homelessness and the knowledge that your role is making a difference to our members lives
• Gain experience communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and develop new and existing skills within an adult learning environment
• Access to support as and when required including regular supervisions with a relevant supervisor
• A way to learn more about homelessness and the charity sector through a structured induction
• Travel and lunch expenses reimbursed where appropriate
• A factual reference from a reputable organisation

Core tasks and what you will achieve
• Assisting the tutor in delivering high quality sessions and keeping clients focused, taking direction from the tutor on how best to support the class
• Providing support to individual members within the group to help them achieve their learning objectives, encouraging them to develop their skills and confidence
• Supporting the tutor with preparation of classroom resources
• Maintaining the classroom environment during class times as well as packing away at the end
• Assisting clients with the completion of any relevant paperwork, where requested by the tutor

Who we are looking for
1. Commitment to learning and an interest in the subject. Specific subject knowledge / experience is necessary
2. Interpersonal communication skills with a particular focus on supporting individuals
3. Good time-keeping and reliability
4. Non-judgmental, patient and friendly
5. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries

Additional Information
All Crisis volunteers are asked to:
• Comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times
• To maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all accessible information about members and the organisation
• Be positive, productive and have the passion to help end homelessness

Contact Details: 

To apply for the role or to get further information please contact or phone 01865263920

Education (adult learning)