We are recruiting volunteers for our Support Circles project
Ategi has been awarded funding to start a 1-2 year project, called Support Circles. The idea behind the project is to provide a space where adults with additional needs provide peer-support to each other, to learn new skills and gain valuable experiences and confidence. Decisions on the goals each group will work towards, and the skills and experiences they will develop are chosen by each Support Circle.
Support Circles will bring together small groups of 5-7 peer support volunteers with additional needs, within a local community in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Each group of will come together weekly to support one another, facilitated by our Project Lead and a Volunteer Facilitator.
They will build on their own strengths and work together towards shared goals, developing skills and confidence and enhancing their wellbeing. Goals will vary but may include building friendships, doing more in the community, having fun, using public transport etc.
We are recruiting now for:
Our first Volunteer Facilitator - This person will help facilitate our first volunteer circle with people with learning disabilities.
Our first group of Peer Support Volunteers (5-7 people) - For our first circle, these peer support volunteers will be adults with learning disabilities who are able to join a weekly group in Pontypridd.
If you want an informal chat or to ask a question about the role, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01443 484400.
Why volunteering can be so powerful for people with learning disabilities
"Volunteering offers a chance for individuals with learning disabilities to interact with others and build social connections."