What we are looking for:

 

People like you, who are caring and supportive, insightful and willing to help adults with learning disabilities to reach their potential. We are primarily a horticultural project for adults with learning disabilities to work, do meaningful tasks and making things we then sell. At Boaz theres a lot of different tasks members take ownership of with support.

 

You could be helping members doing tasks like these; collecting eggs from the chickens, planting up hanging baskets, making cards, painting (our Boaz made) birdboxes, chopping carrots,digging over the allotment or cuddling our baby lambs. We all help one another and even if you have no experience of doing these activities the key thing is a willingness to learn and support our members as we work on projects together. We are open to members on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9.30-3.30.

 

In addition we would like someone to assist with administration support.

 

How much time/ how often?

 

You can volunteer from 3 hours a week upwards. At this time we are particularly looking for people who can come and help on Fridays, morning, afternoon or all day. Any days you can offer would help. Ideally we would like you to commit to the same sessions each week so we can plan ahead. 

 

Formal stuff

 

To become a volunteer at Boaz: 

 

  1. Ring Stuart Palmer on Landline: 01962 761749, Mobile:  07941 688830 or email [email protected]
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. We will need to have a friendly talk through things and look round with you before we make a joint decision if we are right for each other.

 We DBS check our staff and volunteers. You don't have to be able bodied to volunteer with us as there are a range of activities to try out, including office based tasks. You need to be an adult to come to Boaz as a member, staff or volunteer.

All volunteers are given an information pack when starting at Boaz.

At Boaz we work as a team but there is a lot of 1:1 supporting within small groups in the daily tasks. 

We do keep records at Boaz and comply with the data protection act.

 

About Us.

 

The Boaz Project is a small charity in an idillic setting on Hill Farm, Sutton Scotney just north of Winchester. We exist to give dignity, confidence and purposeful work to adults with learning disabilities. Our charity has a Christian heart but the people here aren't all Christians, everyone respects everyone else. We enable members to develop independence, practical skills in a supportive, safe, friendly and inclusive environment.