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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.

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.

Healthy Living Volunteer

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.

Befriending

Make a difference!

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being!

Office 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.

Sports & Leisure Volunteer

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Clarion Futures 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.

Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being - and we’d love to hear from UCL students who can help us out on our befriending programme.


Opportunity: Italian Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach Italian as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill.


Opportunity: Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

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

The network of regional groups offer our members, who often have no surviving family and can find themselves to be very lonely, a unique opportunity to socialise and share their experiences. It is at such gatherings that many old friends have been re-united after more than 60 years. Since its inception, the outreach programme has enabled the AJR to identify and help many new members throughout.

We need volunteers to help with refreshments and contribute to the nice and cosy atmosphere. These meetings provide members with the opportunity to attend a social get-together with people from a similar background. They have a cup of tea together, listen to interesting speakers and have a chat.


Opportunity: Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

The Holborn Community Association Befriending Scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn area.


Opportunity: Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

To establish and maintain befriending relationships with stroke survivors.


Opportunity: Centre Support Volunteer

Assisting at social, cultural and health events held at the crypt centre or nearby in other buildings at the .H Pod, Samuel Lithgow Centre and Dick Collins Hall.


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.

Volunteer Facilitator for local elderly Singalong sessions

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Outgoing musical person wanted to inspire and enthuse a local elderly singalong group at a small older people’s charity near Euston.

Memory Loss Befriending Project

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.

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.

Painting & Drawing Volunteer

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.

Italian teacher volunteer

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

Share your love of Italian with others a as language teacher!

Opportunity: IT Drop-in Volunteer

The role of the volunteer is to build learner’s confidence using the internet, using the laptops that we provide or the learner’s own device if they choose to bring it to the class.


Opportunity: Escorting Volunteer

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. Make a difference by applying to volunteer with our project.


Opportunity: Befriender

The aim of this role is for volunteers to provide friendship to older people who have become isolated and to help motivate them to become socially active again.


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