Wigwam Support Group LBG is a local charity, founded by parents, to offer friendship,support and advice to families who have a child or young person with a disability.
We operate a three tiered approach to supporting families. For those in need of direct support our Family Support Worker can provide 1:1 targeted support working towards agreed goals with the family. Other families benefit from attending our family events which provide an opportunity for children/young people with a disability and their siblings to have fun and socialise while their parents meet other families to form friendships and gain peer support in an environment of acceptance and understanding. Finally some dip in and out our activities as suits their needs and simply contact us when they need support or advice.
We strive to raise public awareness of disability issues to improve understanding andacceptance. We aim to empower families by being a voice for them and by signposting families to the information and advice they need.We listen to parents and work in partnership with service providersand other charities and organisations to enhance services and improve the livesof families.
New Years Resolution Challenge
Wigwam are encouraging islanders thinking of setting a New Years Resolution to take part in #resolveguernsey, a fundraising and awareness campaign in aid of Wigwam. You can find further details and an online sign up at www.wigwam.org.gg
Seeking a new charity Chair
Could you be our next Chairperson? At Wigwam we offer friendship, advice and support to families of children and young people with additional needs in Guernsey. If you feel you are the right person to lead us please register your interest in the role with incumbent Chair Debbie Aldous on 07839 100506 or e mail email@example.com no later than 13th April.
A role description can be found at https://wigwamsupportgroup.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7Bb632e997-7218-4823-b4dc-ddb5b62b6f8d%7D&action=view
Young Adults Group Leader
We are looking for a Young Adults Group Leader to oversee the running of the monthly Young Adults Group (last Sunday afternoon of each month). This role requires a monthly commitment of around 6 hours (4 hours on day of group plus 2 hours admin) with some additional time for training and meetings. If you are confident, enjoy working with others and have experience of working with families with additional needs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 521678 for further information.
Saturday Social Group Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to help out at our monthly Saturday Social. This role requires a monthly commitment of 3 hours with some additional time for training and meetings. If you are confident, enjoy working with others and would like to gain experience working with families with additional needs please contact us at email@example.com or call 521678 for further information.
Office Support Volunteer
As a growing local charity running over 60 events in 2016 we have an increasing need for centralised support. We are looking for volunteers who can offer a minimum of 10 hours support per month within the Wigwam office. Tasks vary but typically include administrative duties such as typing, database work, printing, supporting with grant applications etc . If you are confident with modern IT systems (including social media, cloud based systems) and able to commit regularly please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 521678.
Events Fundraising Volunteer
Wigwam run a rolling programme of fundraising events including one off events and fundraising campaigns. With a new campaign due to launch in the summer we are looking to recruit a small team of volunteers who can provide a couple of hours a week supporting the organisation and running of our events. For further details please contact Sharon on 07781 192336 or e mail email@example.com
Summer Activities Volunteers
Wigwam is running a number of activities for families over the summer. We are looking volunteers who are able to give a few hours a week to work alongside our staff & volunteer team. Duties will include interacting with children and young adults with additional needs, helping to set up and clear away activities. Ideal for students or education staff who have some time to spare over the summer. If interested contact us on 521678 or e mails firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking Activity Leader
Do you like cooking? Do you like helping others learn too? We are looking for someone to run a cooking activity at our monthly Saturday Social for member families. Time commitment is 3 hours per month (excluding August + December). Experience not needed but beneficial. If interested please call us on 521678 or e mail email@example.com
Events Leaders and Events Helpers
Wigwam runs activities for families of children and young people with additional needs. Activities include a monthly social for families, monthly activities for young adults (aged 16-25) and holiday activities. If you have experience of working with children and young people with additional needs or would like to develop your experience and are able to volunteer one afternoon or evening a month please contact us on 521678 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Leadership and helper roles available.
Wigwam is a small charity employing one staff member. We offer friendship, support and advice to families of children and young people with additional needs in Guernsey. We are looking a Chairperson, a voluntary role which we expect to take up around 5 hrs p/week on average. If you feel you this role would be of interest find out more in this role description https://wigwamsupportgroup.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7Bb632e997-7218-4823-b4dc-ddb5b62b6f8d%7D&action=view and contact Debbie Aldous on 07839 100506 or debbie. email@example.com no later than 13th April.