Games/Activity Group Facilitator

The role is facilitating board games/activity sessions at Osprey Court - Moorings Way, Portsmouth, PO4 8JZ. Osprey Court is a housing facility that offers onsite care to tenants who may require additional support, there are 16 self-contained flats with a small communal lounge.

This small group session will run weekly on Thursdays from 11:00 until 12:00, but the volunteer will need to be available from 10:30 until 12:30 to set up/pack up from the session. This group is part of a wider Extra Care Service which is supporting the community development within Extra Care as well working with tenants who are experiencing loneliness/social isolation.

Care staff are always located on site and will support residents to and from the lounge area if required


Ideal qualities we would look for are:

·       Good communication skills.

·       Be comfortable facilitating a small group, welcoming people, and initiating conversation.

·       Be comfortable playing board games such dominos, scrabble (Cribbage would be a bonus). Also comfortable using/learning to use lounge smart TV to              support other activities.

·       Being able to liaise with extra care housing staff such as, asking carer to support a regular attendee to the group.

·       To be creative and work with residents ideas for future sessions.

·       Friendly and approachable.

·       Have a positive, 'can do' attitude.

·       Be able to actively listen.

·       Be non-judgmental and respectful.

·       Be able to maintain confidentiality.

·       Be organised.

·       Setting up including getting refreshments and resources ready. 


  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require references

When can I volunteer?

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