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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.

Befriender

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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

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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 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

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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.

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.

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.

Individual Befriending

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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.

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.

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.

Escorting volunteer

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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.

Lunch Club Volunteers

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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 supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.

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.

Memory Loss Befriending Project

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Do you have a spare hour a week? Are you friendly, calm and intuitive? The Association of Jewish Refugees is looking for volunteer befrienders to visit elderly Holocaust survivors/refugees living with memory loss in order to stimulate and enhance their lives. They may be lonely and isolated and would greatly benefit from a befriender. Training will be given.

Older People Support 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 using your social, administrative and initiative skills, you wish to help Older People. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Older People Support Volunteering, 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.

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.

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