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Poetry Group Facilitator

Where: Stroud
Commitment: Once a month

About the role:

Engaging in creative activity has been shown to have a positive impact on wellbeing, allowing individuals to express in a meaningful way.

Our Poetry Group focuses on enjoyment and self-expression. We would like a volunteer to help facilitate discussion and encourage participation during the group sessions.

Role tasks

  • Helping to decide themes for the session within the group and preparing some questions or discussion topics around these themes.
  • Preparing some materials e.g. poems, prose, other written pieces.
  • Encouraging discussion within the group around themes and ideas.
  • Promoting creativity.

Skills and attributes you will need

  • Able to generate discussion and keep conversation flowing
  • Confident in reading aloud.
  • Building rapport with group members
  • Welcoming and encouraging new comers.

Most challenging part of the role

  • Managing turn taking with group members so everyone has the opportunity to be heard if they wish to be.
  • Understanding and adapting to challenges faced by those with mental health difficulties.

Training requirements

  • Corporate Induction – day 1 and day 2
  • Safeguarding – once only – will be completed on day 1 of Corporate Induction
  • Breakaway Training – annually
  • E learning Fire Safety – every 2 years
  • E learning Inflection Control – every 3 years
  • E learning Manual Handling – every 2 years
  • E learning Information Governance – annually

How the trust will support you

• Relevant training to support volunteer role


Posted on

November 15, 2019