Volunteering Opportunities

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

ROLE PROFILES

Therapy Department:

To support the Department with the general resourcing, administration, tidiness and stocking of therapy equipment.  This may also include supporting/running therapy sessions to support the department with providing therapy to pupils at Jigsaw School.

Some of the tasks will 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 case notes.
  • Preparing and maintaining displays.
  • Supporting group/individual sessions.

Minibus Driving:

Some of the tasks will include:

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

Application process: for this role please contact Steven Morgan, Fundraising & PR, in the first instance – [email protected] or telephone him on 01483 279674 (direct line).

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 will 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 will include:

  • Keeping books, CD’s, DVD’s organised.
  • Repairing damaged books.
  • Running short story time activities.
  • Preparing resources for ‘story sacks’.
  • Cataloguing books and keeping the register up to date.
  • Rotating books in classrooms.
  • Supporting access to curriculum by preparing displays and collating books on given topics.
  • Assisting 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 and resources tidy and organised, and assist with the management of curriculum store room and resources.

Some of the tasks will include:

  • Keeping PE hall, art room, food technology room tidy and organised.
  • Assisting with keeping the playgrounds and playground equipment tidy and organised.
  • Rotating toys, leisure equipment in classrooms and playgrounds.
  • Managing resources in the curriculum store room.
  • Completing audit of curriculum resources and keep register up to date.
  • Supporting curriculum delivery by preparing topic boxes.

To apply:  If you enjoy helping others and would like to make a difference by volunteering for a charity, please contact our HR department by email [email protected] or telephone 01483 273874.

Jigsaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.   All positions will require an enhanced DBS check (the cost of which will be paid by Jigsaw), ID check, satisfactory references and proof of qualifications.