Training Volunteers (The Hive)


Volunteers needed, on Thursdays (AM or PM) to help train adults with learning disabilities to learn to live independently. We are looking for: Training Volunteers: Volunteers to assist in facilitating workshops and or acting as support to individuals attending such events. • Facilitating or assisting in the facilitation of workshops. • Managing workshop activities on a one to one or group basis • Supporting individual to ensure training is fully accessible • Setting up and/or clearing up at training sessions.


Attitudes and values

  • Commitment to helping others take control of their lives
  • Non Judgemental attitude
  • Understanding and empathetic
  • Willing to challenge discrimination and prejudice
  • Commitment to equal opportunities practice ie challenging racism, sexism, ageism and disability
  • Commitment to client confidentiality
  • Patience, sense of humour, reliability, commitment, enthusiasm


Skills and experience

  • Experience working with people with learning disabilities (desirable)
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Experience of supporting someone through a difficult situation (eg making a complaint) or advocacy experience.
  • The capability to assist and support people who may be disempowered, vulnerable and distressed.
  • The skill to assist and support people to speak up for themselves
  • The ability to separate your own views from that of other peoples
  • Interest in developing new skills.

Will require a criminal record check (DBS), References required. These opportunities are suitable for 18-25 year olds, Over 25s, Employee volunteers, People with restricted mobility.


Befriending and Support
Event and Group Support


The Hive (Avon) Ltd


Downend, Staple Hill and Fishponds

Time Commitment: 

1-3 hours per week


over 18

Closing Date: 

Ongoing until further notice