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Link-Up Activities Volunteers

Link Up is Nansa’s evening and weekend leisure service for Young People and Adults with physical & learning disabilities.

Link up currently runs on Saturdays during the day, Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. We are planning to offer more evening and weekend leisure activities in the future.

In Norwich there are only a few evening activities currently available for people with physical and learning disabilities and we want to change that. The bigger the volunteer team we assemble the more evening activities we can offer and maybe even add a Sunday service in the future. Volunteers are integral to the success of this service and will really make a difference. By using a team of volunteers we can reduce costs and provide a service that is affordable for our service users. The volunteer team will always be managed and directed by a Nansa member of staff.

Link Up Activities Volunteers will help our adults & young people actively participate in the activities we run. Nansa encourages independence and inclusion for everyone and the Link Up Activities Volunteers enable us to give the very best service possible. Previous activities have included: day trips out, movie nights, going out for a meals, tubing and sports days.

How It will work: Each month Nansa will contact the Link Up volunteer team via email with upcoming dates and activities, each volunteer can then choose what evening/weekend day they can volunteer. Link Up Activities Volunteers do not need to commit to the same evenings or weekends each week/month.

Safeguarding: To help protect our service users Nansa practices safer recruitment. Nansa is committed to an inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunities in employment however due to the nature of the work involved applicants must be 18 or over.

Nansa is committed to the safeguarding of our beneficiaries and welfare of our staff, volunteers and partners. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Nansa is a Data Controller, and complies with the principles of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. Your application form will be kept for six months whether you are successful or not then deleted or destroyed.

Nansa is a mindful and Disability Confident Employer.

For more information please see the overview below along with a Word and PDF version of our volunteer application form. Return your completed form to volunteering@nansa.org.uk







Volunteer Activities Assistants for Youth and Adult Services
The Adult & Youth departments are looking for regular Volunteer Activities Assistants to assist our service users to participate in the activities we run at the Adult & Youth Centre. Volunteer Activities Assistants usually volunteer on the same day and time every week, this consistent volunteering means our staff are able to plan activities weeks/months in advance. It also offers stability and routine for our service users with learning disabilities.

We run a wide variety of sessions and welcome volunteers who have an interest in Art, Music, Cooking, Drama, sports etc. Session Co-ordinators can identify any service user not engaging or who requires more help and direct the Volunteer Activities Assistant to assist. We regularly have students volunteering who are studying Nursing, Psychology and Occupational Therapy. They use volunteering at Nansa as an opportunity to broaden their own knowledge and experience of people with disabilities.

The Young people are looking for energetic volunteers to help when out in the community. Some of their activities have included rock climbing, skiing, a day at the beach and lunch preparation where they have to go shopping for ingredients as well as making lunch. The Young people attend every other Saturday and during School holidays.

The adults also enjoy being out in the community and regularly go to the UEA Sportspark for swimming and boccia. The adult timetable has three sessions each day Monday to Friday and the service users choose the sessions they want to participate in. We currently offer sessions on: Norfolk then & now, cooking, in the garden, weaving, health & wellbeing, stop motion animation and lots more.

Our service users travel from all around Norfolk to attend our service and we have even been nominated for best person centred care at the Norfolk care awards. Volunteer Activities Assistants can really enhance the brilliant service we already provide.

Safeguarding: To help protect our service users Nansa practices safer recruitment. Nansa is committed to an inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunities in employment however due to the nature of the work involved applicants must be 18 or over.

Nansa is committed to the safeguarding of our beneficiaries and welfare of our staff, volunteers and partners. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Nansa is a Data Controller, and complies with the principles of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. Your application form will be kept for six months whether you are successful or not then deleted or destroyed.

Nansa is a mindful and Disability Confident Employer.

For more information please see the overview below along with a Word and PDF version of our volunteer application form. Return your completed form to volunteering@nansa.org.uk







Retail Support Volunteers

Are you looking to gain retail experience?

The Retail Support Volunteer is a vital role in Nansa shops, raising essential funds and increasing public awareness of the charity’s work. They uphold our principles of integrity, empowerment and inclusion. They create a welcoming and positive environment for customers. They work closely with other Retail Staff and the Head of Retail to increase income and raise the profile of people with disabilities within their local community. The role involves talking to customers and making them feel welcomed, stock sorting and pricing, using the till and accepting various forms of payment, telling people all about the work Nansa does, explaining gift aid and accepting donations.

Some of our branches run Train & Trade, a Nansa careers service. Our service users are supported by a development coach to learn the skills of working in a retail environment.

Volunteer hours:
Morning session 9am – 12pm Afternoon session 12pm – 4pm. The shops are open Monday to Saturday. Retail volunteers usually volunteer on a certain day & time.

Safeguarding: To help protect our service users Nansa practices safer recruitment. Nansa is committed to an inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunities in employment however due to the nature of the work involved applicants must be 18 or over if working Monday to Friday.
Nansa is committed to the safeguarding of our beneficiaries and welfare of our staff, volunteers and partners. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Those aged 16-18 may volunteer on Saturdays only as our service users do not attend on Saturdays.

Nansa is a Data Controller, and complies with the principles of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. Your application form will be kept for six months whether you are successful or not then deleted or destroyed.

Nansa is a mindful and Disability Confident Employer.

For more information please see the overview below along with a Word and PDF version of our volunteer application form. Return your completed form to volunteering@nansa.org.uk







Volunteer Children and Families Assistants

The role of Volunteer Children and Families Assistant requires a high level of flexibility to provide support for a range of service users with varying levels and types of physical and learning disability and their parents/carers. Attention to detail, an ability to participate well in a team and a positive approach are all key to this role. These volunteers usually volunteer on agreed days and times when the service runs.

Volunteer Children and Families Assistants will assist with:
• Setting up and clearing away for SENSE sessions
• Tidying and cleaning areas as requested by the Line Manager.
• Encouraging and promoting independence, equal opportunities and inclusion.
• Maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for service users, their families, staff, volunteers and visitors.
• Adhering to all of Nansa’s policies and procedures.
• Engaging with offered support and training.
• Having high standards of time-keeping, personal presentation and a positive attitude.

Volunteer Hours: Tuesday 10:00am-1pm, Wednesday 9:15am - 11:45am, Thursday 9:30am-11am 1pm-3pm

Safeguarding: To help protect our service users Nansa practices safer recruitment. Nansa is committed to an inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunities in employment however due to the nature of the work involved applicants must be 18 or over.

Nansa is committed to the safeguarding of our beneficiaries and welfare of our staff, volunteers and partners. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Nansa is a Data Controller, and complies with the principles of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. Your application form will be kept for six months whether you are successful or not then deleted or destroyed.

Nansa is a mindful and Disability Confident Employer.

For more information please see the overview below along with a Word and PDF version of our volunteer application form. Return your completed form to volunteering@nansa.org.uk







Fundraising & Marketing Volunteers
Roles Coming soon