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Dementia Befriending Volunteer

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Visiting someone living with dementia or memory loss is very rewarding. We are looking for people who can commit to making a weekly visit to someone for a year, to help alleviate isolation and keep these older people engaged with their communities. People live all over Camden, so a willingness to travel is necessary.

Completion of on-line training in Dementia Awareness is a prerequisite to becoming a befriender.

Other training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Wellbeing Volunteer

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Take a central role in our prevention strategy. As a Wellbeing 360 volunteer, you’ll make phone contact with people who have previously been clients of Age UK Islington - checking in to see how they are and entering details of the call into a specially designed computer app. The service plays an invaluable role in identifying people who might be lonely or living in difficult circumstances, and providing appropriate support as a result. With volunteers and clients saying how much they enjoy making and receiving these phone calls, this is a popular and growing team.

Programme Lead

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Are you able to start a conversation regardless of age and background?

Are you the glue of your group?

Do you have a sense of humour?

Can you laugh at yourself?

More importantly can you make others laugh?

Are you good at arranging parties and events?

Are you organised?

If you’ve answered yes, then Newlon Fusions Barnsbury Community Centres Programme Lead will suit you.

Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

The Stroke Champions Program is a befriending service for stroke survivors in which volunteers go spend one-to-one time with these individuals in their homes or outdoor places such as coffee shops, parks, etc. The purpose is to build this vulnerable population’s confidence to become an active member in their community. Responsibilites may include, but are not limited to one-to-one visits, being an ambassador to Islinton Stroke Service, Manor Gardens and basic administrative tasks.

Computer Assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Refugees

Are you good with Computers and willing to contribute to the welfare of elderly?

AJR - The Association of Jewish Refugees is starting a new programme to help Holocaust Survivors and Refugees, with basic computing.

Many AJR members would like to learn how to use a computers to keep in touch with familiy and friend abroad or generally learn how to use sites such as Google to search for information or read online newspapers. Many are also keen to know how to use their iPads.

Coffee Morning Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun and engaging activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you have prepared events, come from a hospitality background, or you may be new to volunteering entirely. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London such as Coffee Morning Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Administrative Assistant

Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV Dorcas Volunteer you can play an essential role in the supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.

We are looking for a volunteer Administrative Assistant to help us with general office administration and admin tasks eg updating the database, contacting clients and volunteers to request information, maintain our client and volunteer records.

Outreach Community Facilitator

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Age UK Camden, Outreach Service are looking for friendly, organised people who are good at planning and have the confidence to facilitate small group activities and social gatherings for older people. These activities will usually be held at Supported Housing or Sheltered accommodation and are aimed at encouraging older people to engage and socialise in the places they live, using common space.

You will be able to commit to a regular slot/ activity.

@Online Club Volunteer

Want to share your iPad knowledge with older people? Become an @online club volunteer!

We are looking for volunteers who can commit two hours a week for two months to support our @online programme in Hackney. The programme provides a small group environment for over 60s to familiarise themselves with iPads and go on line more confidently. Sessions aim to be informative, but also social and fun. Volunteers will provide practical support to the Trainer and @online club coordinator, and will interact on a one to one basis with club members.

Activites Leader

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Marchmont Community Centre needs volunteers to work with older people mainly in our centre.

As an Activities Leader you will set up arts and crafts, IT skills or other activities and facilitate involvement of elderly people in these activities on Monday afternoons, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings. It is a perfect opportunity for volunteers to organize, manage and deliver their projects about arts and crafts, IT skills and other activities, help them to gain communication, teamwork, leadership and project management skills.

Befriender Volunteer

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Would you like to make a difference in a vulnerable person’s life, if yes, you are welcome to volunteer with One Support. We offer a number of volunteering roles for you and if you have an expertise creative, music, sports you are welcome to volunteer, you will really help our people access the community and achieve their goals.

Befriender

Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas Befriending Project exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the lives of isolated, elderly individuals. Here are just a few examples of the work you could do:

Knitting Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you’re into knitting. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Knitting Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Digital Champion

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you wish to share your IT skills for others to learn. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as becoming a Digital Champion, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Book Group Volunteer (for Older People)

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Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you want to engage in group discussions with service users. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Book Group Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

All volunteers receive expenses, thorough training, shadowing opportunities, and DBS checks.

Sing along Volunteer Tutor

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Can you play the piano or another instrument that can be used to lead this small, friendly, singing group? The therapeutic benefits of music are well known – music can create an uplifting experience that can enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. It can also help trigger memories. We have prepared song-sheets with suggested favourites from film, theatre and popular music. If you have a love of music and of people, please get in touch.

Data Entry Volunteer

Marchmont Community Centre’s Community Worker with Older People needs a student or students to help update and input data on centre users.

Could you help us create and update a new database? We need to input all our paper-based information onto a new database and the end result will help us to capture the demographic of our users and provide all our service deliverers with crucial, up to date personal information about our clients in the event of an emergency.

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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.

Sports & Leisure Volunteer

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Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you are study a sports related degree, or you like to keep active. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate, such as Sports & Leisure Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Admin Volunteer

Admin Volunteer Needed! By taking on this new role you will play an integral part in supporting the smooth running of our busy and ever-evolving organisation. The services and activities we run in this busy, multi-cultural, inner city area. You will help with a variety of tasks, from helping to design posters to compiling data to meeting and greeting visitors.

Information & Advice Team

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Age UK Camden is an independent voluntary organisation working to enhance the quality of life for older people living in the borough.

Our clients are the focus of our services, some are potentially vulnerable and many have high support needs. We aim for inclusive volunteering but the needs and best interests of our clients will inform our volunteering decisions.

Good quality Information and Advice is vital for Camden’s older people.Volunteers can support this service in lots of ways;

Partner Research Volunteer

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As part of our social prescribing strategy, volunteers will help to research organisations that we connect clients to - e.g. social activities, helping with housing issues, transport options. This will involve research on websites, speaking to people on the phone and updating information on forms to accurately reflect the information that we need to let clients make an informed choice as to the support that’s available.

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