Do you have experience in talking therapies, music, art or drama therapies or related areas?
Do you want to be part of something amazing, a new start-up charity where you will get to help shape, develop and grow its future?
We are setting up a brand new small charity called “The Sunshine Charity” in response to the high levels of loneliness, isolation and mental health issues and needs that arise from being lonely and we want to be the sunshine in people’s lives to help them break isolation and give them the support and networks to build positive friendships and relationships, while giving them new opportunities and life experiences to help boost their happiness and wellbeing.
The charity is being set up due to the Founders experiences with a lack of support and care for his sister who is disabled and doesn’t receive any mentoring or have any friendships with people her own age, which has made her suicidal, feeling very unhappy with no-where to turn.
Also, within the Founders daytime job within social work, with the high rise of a number of people who have attempted or committed suicide due to being lonely with no help and support.
We are at the very start our journey with nothing to our name, but we want to make a difference and start a movement that brings sunshine to people’s lives. We may be small and brand-new, but our hearts are very big, and we really do care.
As we are new and small, starting out on our journey, we want to run a weekly drop-in session for all people that are isolated or lonely in a kind of Café style for people to come have a coffee and talk about their feelings and issues to someone who can just sit and listen to them and give them that human connection and contact much needed in their life, we will also aim to provide some social based activities in a back room for those who want to be a bit more social and interactive.
We also aim to start a project for young people with disabilities who are aged 18 to 30 years old, to provide social based activities and events to bring people with disabilities together and help break their loneliness and isolation and make some friends.
We’re recruiting a Volunteer for the position of Therapies Coordinator who will lead on the set-up, development and running of potential therapy services that we are hoping to launch within the Sunshine Charity, especially for crisis support at our weekly Drop-In. You will also coordinate a small team of Talking Therapists, Art, Music and Drama Therapists as well.
You will be one of the faces of the charity, and vital for building and promoting our organisational culture, the way the charity will operate (including the therapies we deliver and how its run), so we will need someone with excellent people skills, who is approachable, well organised and able to manage multiple tasks and their own time and workload as well as that of others.
You must have previous experience as a practitioner in therapies, as well as organising or coordinating others. You must also be able to manage your own time and workload and meet deadlines to ensure we can move forward without delays, as well as manage other people and their workloads.
Why not volunteer with us and help us transform the lives of vulnerable people suffering in silence and let’s break the chains of isolation and loneliness.
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