Women Makers Fab Club Volunteers

HEAL EARTH CIC Published: February 22, 2018
Opportunity Type
Posted By
Chester VA
Practical Experience
Hands On
Practical Work & DIY
Suitable for under 18s


Women Makers Fab Club 50+ aims to reach out and engage older women in Lache and Blacon and other areas of West Cheshire, who are isolated or experience feelings of loneliness. We would like to focus on supporting women in building their confidence and resilience whilst contributing to their overall health and wellbeing and measure the positive impact on social isolation & loneliness whilst attending club activities. Club activities will involve basic woodworking, mindful crafts, DIY skills.

Are you interested in learning new skills in woodwork, making craft and diy? Want to learn more about your local community, engage with senior women who need more socialising and new friends? Are you looking for volunteering experience that makes a real impact in someones lives?

You will receive an induction before you commence your volunteer role.


 Practical experience in delivering activity sessions
 Opportunities to gain further on the job experience
 Short training courses in basic woodwork
 Health & Safety knowledge
 Leadership and teamwork skills
 Organisational and administration skills
 Volunteers expenses provided
 Being part of the new exciting social enterprise
 Being part of the bigger volunteer network in Cheshire
We need volunteers to help with:

Promoting the club activities in the community and referring women to the project

Attracting, sustaining and recruiting more members to the Club

Assist women 50+ to complete the CMF paper questionnaire at the start of the engagement with the project

Running free weekly 2hr Women Makers Fab Club at our woodwork centre in Saltney (Woodwork to Wellness –“W2W”), where women will learn basics of woodwork, DIY and socialise, build new friendships

Assisting and running several free women only taster woodwork, DIY classes at W2W

Assisting and running outreach mindful crafts and pop up woodwork or DIY surgery sessions in various community venues

Supporting setting up Women Makers Creative Meet ups in community

Supporting and attending seasonal craft fairs to sell handmade crafts at chosen craft venues

What skills and qualities will volunteers need?

Good communication skills; ability to actively listen

Personable; friendly, respectful and non-patronising, polite and courteous.

Empathy; sensitive to an individual’s needs and feelings, able to relate well to older and vulnerable people, non-judgemental.

Reliability; attends appointments on time, keeps appointment changes to a minimum and makes necessary arrangements in the event of any change or cancellation.

Mature disposition and sense of humour.

Understanding of and commitment to confidentiality.

Ability to keep accurate records and notes using a computer.

Willingness to send monitoring information to the volunteer co-ordinator periodically.

Requirement to undertake training to include: induction, awareness of issues affecting older people, conducting a ‘guided conversation’ and any other appropriate training which may be required before undertaking certain tasks.

Requirement to work to guidelines and policies on Health & Safety, confidentiality, equalities and data protection.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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