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What is Allsorts?
Allsorts provides activities and support groups for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire. We currently support 341 families, which ...

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Allsorts Database Volunteer

Allsorts Database Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Brunel Mall, London Rd, Stroud GL5 2BP, UK
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Are you someone with a keen eye for detail and good IT skills? Do you enjoy learning new systems and processes? Allsorts is working on updating our database to make sure information is up to date and we need some help to get this done.

Why do we need you?

Allsorts is a pioneering local charity that supports families who have disabled children. Strongly rooted in the local community, we want to involve as many people as we can in building an inclusive Gloucestershire where people with disabilities and additional needs are included and able to contribute.

We’re growing all the time, with new families joining every week and new activities being developed. Your role as a volunteer will help us to deliver more for more families in Gloucestershire. 

How much time should you offer? When would you be needed? Where will you be based?

·      We would ask you to volunteer for one morning or afternoon during the week for ongoing database tasks

·      In addition, we would ask you to volunteer for one to two mornings or afternoons during our ‘renewals’ period throughout October and November.

·      This role is based at The Allsorts Office in Stroud.

What activities will you be involved in?

·      Entering information about our members into the Allsorts database.

·      Checking and updating records on the Allsorts CRM database.

·      Scanning hard copy information and uploading it to the Allsorts database.

What can you gain from this opportunity?

1.   Ongoing support and supervision.

2.   Making a difference to families who have children with disabilities and additional needs.

3.   Experience in working with IT systems and processes.

4.   Experience of working with an innovative and growing organisation

5.   Getting involved in your local community

6.   Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses as defined in Allsorts’ volunteer policy

Is there an induction and training?

  • You will receive a full induction before you start

What are we looking for?

·      Someone with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

·      Someone who likes working with IT and databases.

·      Someone who enjoys learning new systems and processes.

·      Someone who can work within policies and procedures to ensure that data is handled safely and securely.

·      Someone who is comfortable volunteering in a busy office environment.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Allsorts

What is Allsorts?
Allsorts provides activities and support groups for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire. We currently support 341 families, which equates to over 1,361 individuals.

What is Allsorts mission?
To make Gloucestershire an inclusive community in which families with children with additional needs feel supported, included, and able to contribute. Allsorts strives to help members forge new friendships, try new things, and most importantly reduce isolation.

What does Allsorts offer to members?
Sports and Fitness Activities including:
Trampoline club, Football, Softball – a sport similar to Rounders, Boccia – an inclusive sport similar to Boules

Clubs and Activities including:
Baby and Toddler Groups, Toy Library lending drop-in sessions, Gaming Club, Sibling Club, Friday night Youth Club

Support Groups including:
Grandparents Group and Parent and Carer Group

Family Trips – for example to local attractions supported by the Allsorts Support Workers

Where is Allsorts based?
Allsorts Activity Hub on the third floor in Brunel Mall, Stroud.

Allsorts Toy Library
The Allsorts Toy Library, based in the Activity Hub has over 1,000 specialist toys and pieces of equipment.
Each item is designed to make fun and learning accessible for every child with an additional need.

The Hub also has a Sensory room and Music room and is equipped with state-of-the-art sensory ceiling lighting throughout.

Allsorts is also one of the few places in Gloucestershire to have a Changing Places facility which anyone with a need in the local community can use.

The Hub is also the base for positive and friendly support groups, including:
• Parent and carer support groups
• Drop-in advice sessions (EHCP and Positive Behaviour Support)
• Baby sensory play groups
• Toddler play sessions
• Toy library lending drop in sessions