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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

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.

Events and Outings Assistant

Whether it’s a local trip for the afternoon, a day trip to the coast, or an event at one of our community centres, we always need volunteers to help out at events and outings with St. Pancras Community Association’s Older People’s Project. Our volunteers enable older people who need assistance in a wheelchair or need a helper because of a mental health issue to come out on trips and enjoy a day out.

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:

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.

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.

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.

Lunch Club Helper

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Help at our busy lunch club for local older people on weekdays. Become part of a close knit family of staff, volunteers and older people, and muck in with card games, knitting, nattering, tea making, coat taking, listening, serving food and smiling! Get to know our lovely crew, build some great relationships, and feel like you’ve worked like mad and made a real contribution to people’s lives.

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.

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.

Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

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?

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.

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.

Volunteer Mentor

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Sova supports more than 8,000 people and is currently recruiting motivated and open-minded individuals across London and Greater London to provide a range of services including:

· Mentoring offenders

· Drug and alcohol support

· Helping people back into training and work

· Supporting children, young people and families

· Helping people improve their skills

· Reducing the risk of homelessness

· Independent visitor support for children in care

Tech Buddy

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Do you think you could be a Tech Buddy and help an older person get online and learn all the amazing things technology has to offer? Maybe you’ve helped your parents or grandparents with online shopping, using their smartphone or setting up a Facebook page. Or you just think it’s really important to get older people online. If so, we want to hear from you.

You’ll meet some great people, gain lots experience of community work in a buzzing and diverse centre, and receive bags of gratitude (and tea and biscuits!) from us!

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.

Dementia Friends

Chinese speaking volunteers needed

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre based in central London seeks volunteers to join its volunteer team for monthly home visits and workshops in order to befriend and help people living with dementia or people having early signs of dementia symptoms. Candidates must be able to speak Chinese (Cantonese is essential, Mandarin and Hakka desirable).

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;

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