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Sewing Class Volunteer - EXPIRED

Job Title Sewing Class Volunteer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Birmingham
Salary Reasonable travel expenses can be covered
Job Published 18 Jul 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About the opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to help us in our sewing courses, which run at our Percy Road site on Thursday mornings. The course runs for 6 weeks at a time, and we require a volunteer to help support weekly sessions- supporting women in building confidence as well as practical skills to boost employability.

About The Springfield Project

The Springfield Project is a Birmingham-based charity with a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support.

The Project developed from St Christopher's Church's commitment to supporting families in the local area and sharing God's love in our community.

We work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to deliver children's centre services providing activities and support for families with children under 5.

We run the Neighbour Scheme, a social prescription project between local GPs and the Springfield Project, working to reduce isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of adults referred by their GP or self-referred.

What are they looking for?

We would like an enthusiastic volunteer, with any level sewing ability.
Community languages (Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Somali, Romanian) are desirable but not essential.

Must understand and appreciate confidentiality and safeguarding. Good listening skills are essential in this role, as is a flexible attitude towards tasks.

We are looking for somebody who can support the Springfield staff member delivering sessions: setting up activities, packing away, making teas and coffees and helping women develop their sewing and dressmaking skills.

Practical Considerations

This is a women's only group, and so will require a female volunteer. Reasonable travel expenses can be covered. Please note: this session runs at our Percy Road site- postcode B11 3ND.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Rosalyn Clare at saying why you would be a good person for the role, as well as your post code.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF745 | Published: 18th Jul 2016