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Opportunity: Autism Xmas Project Volunteer 2019

About Kith & Kids
We provide activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.
or all our projects and activities we are dependent on volunteers.

Our Xmas Project
9:30 to 17:30, Fri 27 to Tues 31 December, in North London.
We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Xmas Social Development Project. Volunteers and our members who have disabilities get to know each other as they take part in fun and challenging workshops including sports & games, arts & crafts, cooking and enjoying a day out in London.


Opportunity: English conversation partners needed for international students

We are looking for English conversation partners to help international students improve their English communication skills. You will be working with international students who are studying at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education on a 3 or 4 week English language and British culture course. The students are keen to communicate in English and meet UCL students.

The ‘Cultural Exchanges’ will be held on a Wednesday afternoon January to March. You may join just for one time or come to as many as you would like to.


Volunteer Befriender

Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.

We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

To find out more, please contact Kate Blackshaw, the Befriending Scheme Organiser.

Home Support Volunteer

Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members during the child’s life and during the period following the child’s death if appropriate. Becoming a Home Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.

Gentle Gardening Volunteer

Make local green spaces more colourful and vibrant through helping with planting and weeding. Volunteering in the sessions will also improve health and reduce isolation of participants by growing food to share and supporting those who need help to get involved or just want to have a chat. Gardening has been proven to have therapeutic benefits, helping alleviate isolation and depression though the combination of gentle exercise, getting outside, growing plants and social interaction.

Outcomes Support Role

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Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist? Are you able to engage and develop a rapport with people with communication disability? Ae you a good listener, careful and meticulous?

If so, I should be delighted to hear from you.

Come and meet our peer led groups within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability, to learn about the impact of disability, and what can help

Social Prescribing Link Worker

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A great opportunity to volunteer as a link worker for Mind in Camden’s Social Prescribing service. This service is embedded in an NHS team and works in partnership with community providers in Camden to deliver one-to-one support to Camden residents with mental health issues. We help them to identify and access community facilities and activities to aid their recovery.

Befriender

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Become a Friend

Loneliness is a feeling many of us get, but for some it can dictate our lives. Social networks for people with a learning disability can be smaller than those without disabilities, which sometimes increases a feeling of isolation. Befriending can offer that additional person to someone’s life, to lift their spirits and help them live the life they want to lead.

Could you spare 1 – 2 hours per week to make a difference to a person with a learning disability living in Waltham Forest?

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

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The Silver Line Helpline for older people has a fundraising team that is currently in one of its busiest ever periods. We need additional help across a variety of administration functions to maximise our impact in 2019 and ensure we provide an excellent level of care to our supporters at all times. You will be a dynamic and enthusiastic volunteer, willing to complete a variety of tasks as requested.

Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being - and we’d love to hear from UCL students who can help us out on our befriending programme.


Opportunity: Telephone Friend

We are looking for volunteers to keep in regular telephone contact with AJR members, over the age of 90, who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely. They would really welcome a regular friendly call.
These calls can be very rewarding for the volunteer. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure that the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten.



Opportunity: Association Visitor

Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices.


Opportunity: Shop Trolley Volunteer

Take the shop trolley around the wards to patients unable to leave their beds. Patients can purchase confectionery, toiletries and newspapers.


Opportunity: In-Patient Unit Volunteer

To support the clinical staff team in providing high quality care for patients staying at St John’s Hospice.


Kith & Kids Club Volunteer

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Have a spare weekend or two?

We need volunteers to support children & adults with disabilities to get involved in sports, music, art, drama and more on our fun weekend clubs in North London

No experience needed just enthusiasm and energy!

Male volunteers especially welcome

You’ll receive training & loads of support.

Individual Befriending

We are looking for volunteers to visit elderly AJR members who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust in their own homes. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely, so they would be grateful to have your companionship and much-needed assistance. You as a volunteer would make regular visits, be someone to talk to and - depending on the members’ physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping.

ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

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ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

Shop Trolley Volunteer

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Cheerful volunteers needed to work with another volunteer to take the shop trolley to the wards, selling items from the WH Smith shop trolley to patients, staff and visitors. Need to be reliable, friendly, confident with handling small change and happy to walk around a busy hospital. Trolley leaves at 930 am and is back for 12 noon.

Befriender

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Our volunteer Befrienders play an incredibly important role, offering those in need the opportunity to talk and be befriended without pressure or judgement. They enable the guests to feel understood and valued. Besides befriending guests, we ask our volunteers to help with admin and some light cooking and food preparation. You also have the opportunity to help out with publicity, although this is optional.

Escorting volunteer

We would love your help!

Health and mobility issues mean that many older people lack confidence about going out on their own. Things like attending medical appointments, going to the bank or for a local walk become a real challenge. Volunteers escort older people with these sorts of tasks.

Befriender / Mentor

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BEFRIENDING AND MENTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Family Friends carefully recruits, trains and matches volunteers with parents, children or adolescents in West London.

Could you give two hours of your time a week and a minimum 6 months’ commitment to a family?

Are you a good listener with an empathetic nature?

Can you withhold judgement?

Are you reliable?

Are you over 23 years of age?

Have you lived in the UK for the last 2 years?

If yes then please apply!

Opportunity: Befriender

The aim of this role is for volunteers to provide friendship to older people who have become isolated and to help motivate them to become socially active again.


Opportunity: Telephone Befriender

Telephone Befriending: Providing support & some companionship by regularly telephoning someone for friendly chat & to check up on them each week. Telephone Befriending really helps brighten up their day!.


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