Activity Leader


Name: Activity Leader
Organisation: LiveWest
Location: Plymouth Foyer, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1TU
Type: Part Time


Do you have a special talent or hobby you enjoy and happy to share with someone else? As a volunteer supporting activity as part of our Supported Housing Schemes, you will organise and facilitate a group of residents, supporting their individual needs within the activity. As part of the role, you will engage with the resident, encouraging them to participate, build rapport and improve their skills along the way. Residents are always keen to try something new and learn new skills..

• Liaise with Activity coordinator to arrange activity
• Welcome the group, explaining and ensuring they understand what is happening
• Control the flow of the session and keep to timing
• Spend time meeting and greeting the attendees
• Assist with tea and coffee during the break

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Organisation Description

LiveWest is a leading developer of housing in the south west. Within Plymouth we provide supported housing to a number of residents of various ages with various health & wellbeing concerns, providing them with support to continue with their lives whilst managing their circumstances.


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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy
  • Elderly
  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Mental Health
  • Music
  • Sport and Outdoor Activities
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Catering
  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • Driving
  • Entertainment
  • Gardening
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events
  • Music
  • Practical Work and DIY
  • Sports Development
  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications


• Public Speaking
• Confidence
• Group Facilitation
• Quick Thinking
• Team Player


• Increased confidence
• Experience managing a group
• Improved organisational and time keeping skills
• Customer Service experience
• An opportunity to work with elderly people in the care sector
• Increased knowledge of DCH

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: support
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, DBS Check