Knitting buddy

The Milestones Trust
Contract Type: 
A few hours each week or fornight
Details of Role: 

Can you spare a morning or afternoon each week to support a resident in one of our care homes by knitting together?

Milestones Trust is a health and social care charity which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and people living with dementia.  The services are provided through a network of residential and nursing care homes and community services throughout the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.

One of our care homes in Brislington has a new resident who is a knitting enthusiast. She would love to knit with other people, so we are looking for someone who likes knitting, meeting new people and having a chat to go in and knit together. Other residents may also want to get involved too hopefully.

We are looking for a volunteer who is:

  • Interested in knitting
  • Reliable
  • Has a good sense of humour
  • Encouraging and motivating
  • Available once a week or fortnight to pop into the home for a knitting session

You will have a full induction at the home and the volunteer lead will ensure you are confident with supporting the resident or residents to knit.

The project is based in Brislington, Bristol, so would suit someone local and we provide agreed travel expenses.  

Please note due to the nature of our service user group a DBS check and references will be carried out. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of six months volunteering.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 14:15
How to Apply: 

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in we would love to hear from you. Please email or call Sara Turrill on 0117 9709356

Contact Person: 
Sara Turrill
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 9709356