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IT Support for the Elderly

We would like to start a a computer drop-in session for local elderly residents on Friday mornings (or other times possible - open to discussion). Provisionally, it would be from 10-12 am and we are likely to have a regular attendance of 4 to 7 very friendly, interesting and active elderly people from 60 to 80+.

Get-Together Hosts

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Do you enjoy hosting events and meeting new people? We are looking for people to host a network of get-togethers for Islington’s older people. We want to make it easy for Islington’s older people to have somewhere to meet up, meet new people and have fun in a place that is close to their home.

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.

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!

Caseworker Volunteer

Become a Caseworker Volunteer for the Royal British Legion

Would you like to help veterans and their families access the support they need?

Are you a good listener and happy to visit our clients, old and young, in their homes?

If the answer to both these questions is ?yes?, you might like to consider volunteering as a Caseworker for the Royal British Legion.

Laughter Therapy group volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you like making people laugh. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Laughter Therapy 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.

Food Growing Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you are interested in conservation and/ or growing vegetables. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Food Growing 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.

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.

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.

Befriender

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We’re looking for volunteers to befriend elderly people in the local area.

Befrienders will visit isolated or housebound elderly people living on the Regents Park estate or Crown Estate, or the wider Euston area. To carry out this role, you should be a good talker and listener, provide company and new interest and make friendly phone calls between visits. If visiting a housebound person, befrienders will take the housebound person out in a wheelchair for a walk or a visit to the shops.

Activity Facilitator Conversation Exchange English, Spanish or French

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark’s ethos is to empower older people to make choices and take control of their lives and support, with our overall aim being to improve life for older people, especially those who are vulnerable and frail. We are passionate about delivering services that match our ethos and currently provide a wide variety of services ranging from complex care services to smaller projects, with the aim to negate the financial, emotional and physical challenges that can arise in later life.

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.

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:

Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

Activities for Older People Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun and engaging activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you want to progress your leadership skills. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Activities for Older People, and other roles, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Befriending Visitor

The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre is located in Soho (near Chinatown) and is a charity providing health-related services to London’s Chinese community. We have various projects currently e.g., Mental health counselling, Gambling Addiction counselling, Hep B clinic, Sunday doctors, Tai-Chi class, Walk-to-Health, Dementia Awareness & Support and so on. We hold workshops, Reminiscence Tea Houses, training for carers, and we carry out befriending home visits.

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.

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

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;

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.

Telephone Friend

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

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.

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