Overview

We have ongoing opportunities and are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help across the charity. Out of pocket expenses will be paid. There is flexibility with working hours and days, however consistent commitment is required.

Gardening Volunteering

This volunteer role will involve working at our social enterprise project with clients from Jigsaw Plus at our site in Guildford on Wednesday afternoons.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Planting and pruning
  • Supporting clients to grow their own vegetables
  • Maintaining and preserving the garden at our Guildford site

Library Volunteering

To support the school with the general upkeep and tidiness of the library and support literacy development across the school by running ‘story time’ activities and preparing resources for ‘story sacks’.

Some of the tasks include:

  • keeping books, CDs, DVDs organised,
  • repair damaged books,
  • run short story time activities,
  • prepare resources for ‘story sacks’,
  • catalogue books and keep register up to date,
  • rotate books in classrooms,
  • support access to curriculum by preparing displays and collating books on given topics,
  • assist with auditing reading books and managing the signing in and out of books.

 

Resource Management Volunteering

To support the school by keeping general school areas and specialist classrooms & resources tidy and organised, and assist with the management of curriculum store room and resources

Some of the tasks include:

  • keeping PE hall, art room, food technology room tidy and organised,
  • assist with keeping the playgrounds and playground equipment tidy and organised,
  • rotate toys, leisure equipment in classrooms and playgrounds,
  • manage resources in the curriculum store room,
  • complete audit of curriculum resources and keep register up to date,
  • support curriculum delivery by preparing topic boxes.

 

Therapy Volunteers

To support the Therapy Department with the general resourcing, administration, tidiness and stocking of therapy equipment, supporting/running therapy sessions to support the department with providing therapy to school pupils.

Some of the tasks include:

  • creating resources (including laminating, photocopying, making)
  • tidying, organising and sterilising equipment
  • resourcing for groups e.g. Lego Therapy packs, PECS icons, relaxation equipment
  • stock checking equipment, managing/auditing resources
  • filing of assessments and casenotes
  • preparing and maintaining displays
  • supporting group/individual sessions

Office Admin Volunteers

  • Dealing with all incoming telephone calls and queries in a polite and timely manner
  • Welcome and ensure visitors sign in
  • Maintain data lists as required
  • Input data onto data management system (training given)
  • Maintain records and hard files, ensuring filing systems are up-to-date
  • Assist in the co-ordination and updating of client information in a timely manner
  • Work on allocated projects and reports   

Mini bus Driving

  • To drive pupils and clients to and from Jigsaw School in order to help pupils participate in activities off-site.
  • To complete pre-driving safety checklist. e.g. unlock doors / defrost car / check fuel levels
  • Ensure all pupils are safely seated, wearing seat-belts and if driving passengers in a wheelchair, check the chair is secure before starting engine.
  • To use necessary apparatus when performing minibus driving duties. e.g. set blue badge in car, park in designated bays, use hazard warning signs.
  • Drop pupils where instructed to by the Group Leader.
  • Follow necessary driving procedures.

 

If you enjoy helping others and would like to make a difference, then please contact our HR department by email: [email protected]

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Jigsaw Trust

Jigsaw+ is a lifelong learning centre providing support for young adults with autism disorders to access personal development, well-being and employment opportunities