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Lunch Club Socialising Assistant

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Marchmont Community Centre needs volunteers to work with older people mainly in our centre. You will socialise with clients attending lunch club, encourage the formation of friendship networks and assist in lunchtime duties such as setting up, serving and clearing up. Occasional supervision and socialising on outings will also be required.

Volunteer Befriender

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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.

Digi-Buddy (supporting digital inclusion)

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Digi-buddies help people get to grip with online technology such as searching the web, applying for online benefits, setting up email accounts, applying for jobs, form filling, contacting 3rd parties and much more. You will be significantly involved in helping users (members of the public) that have limited skills, motivation or physical access to get online. Ultimately you will be supporting users to acquire skills that will enable them to make their own decisions and deal with issues themselves in the future.

Telephone Friend

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The AJR is a charity that supports Holocaust survivors and refugees.

We have more than 600 members who are over the age of 90 (and thousands creeping towards that age). They may have been very active in their younger days, but many find that old age and ill health means that they are less able to get out and often feel isolated and lonely.

Singing Group 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 part of a choir or you’re curious about leading a music group. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Singing Group Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

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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 Bangladeshi Elders living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

Guided Choices Volunteer

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Join our Information & Advice team to provide one to one support for clients, helping them to find the best solutions or get the information that they need to overcome difficulties and to explore opportunities e.g. housing, repairs, benefits issues, utilities, help with legal issues, etc. Volunteers won’t need to provide specialist advice or help with filling in benefits forms. Volunteers will write up detailed case notes on our computer system, so excellent IT skills are needed.

Dementia Wellbeing Assistant

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Do you like the idea of spending time with and supporting older people?

Age UK Camden provides services and support to older people in Camden borough.

Dementia Wellbeing Assistants engage with people in their homes and in the community providing invaluable practical and emotional support, that helps keep them engaged with the community and their interests.

This role will suit someone who has 1-2 hours a week (excluding travel) during the day, and can commit for up to 12 months.

Painting & Drawing Volunteer

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Make a difference!

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Through our range of activities, courses and clubs we provide opportunities to meet like-minded people, take trips and learn new skills.

IT Tutor to Elderly People

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This volunteering opportunity will enable elderly people to gain confidence,obtain enjoyment, and acquire new skills in using computers. We are also looking for somebody to perhaps be involved in.mini projects in digital video and photography. There is a very friendly and informal atmosphere and very energetic third agers although the average age is 76 years!

A couple of hours one afternoon a week will make all the difference. The Centre is very near the university.

Enquiries Volunteer (Telephone)

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Join our team of dedicated Enquiry Service volunteers and help us deal with telephone enquiries from local older people, professionals and also families and carers. This is a good way to understand what is available from health and social care for older people and people with long term health conditions. The role involves providing information, and sign-posting to other services /organisations. You need to be confident using computers and learning new information. You will gain good customer service and database experience.

IT Drop-in Volunteer

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This is a brilliant opportunity to help people over 60 improve their confidence online and explore all that laptops, tablets and smartphones can offer them. No two weeks are the same at our weekly drop-in computer sessions at the Abbey Community Centre! You could be helping people set up email, talk to their family overseas on Skype, stream TV and films, book appointments, helping them their weekly shop online, use maps, find bus times and much, much more.

Reminiscence 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’re curious about historical events and peoples’ favourite memories. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Group Reminiscence Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Healthy Eating 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 studying a nutrition or health related degree. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Healthy Eating 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.

Healthy Living Volunteer

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Healthy Living Volunteers Wanted! Help improve the health and wellbeing of older people by taking part in fun physical activates at our friendly community centre. We are looking for caring, reliable people to encourage and facilitate older people to join in with games and activities as part of our Healthy Living Program.

Information & Advice Admin Volunteer

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Join our Information & Advice Team to help people find solutions to problems and to connect to the support that they need. The Information service is based at our contact centre and enables adults of all ages to phone or drop in to find ways of resolving problems or to explore opportunities to improve their day to day lives. You will welcome people to the contact centre and direct them accordingly. Booking appointments and sending reminders, responding to information requests and completing research tasks is also part of the role.

Computer Drop-In Support

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Do you like the idea of sharing your knowledge in using computers, including accessing the internet and email? Our Computer Drop-in aimed at offering a space to older people and needs two people on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively to help facilitate the sessions. Timing is 10-1pm. The opportunity is based at our offices in Tavistock Square.

Volunteers ensure the space is set up for the session and are available to respond to queries and requests for help as they arise.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Choice & Control (Procurement) Volunteer

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Join the Choice & Control Navigation team to help adults with complex needs who are eligible for Personal Health Budget. People use their personal health budgets to access different types of care and support that suit their needs instead of using traditional NHS services. The programme is designed to help people build their confidence, and for some people to improve their mobility and social connections.

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