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Opportunity: Painting & Drawing Volunteer

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. We’d love to hear from any UCL student who would like to help deliver our art class.


Befriender Volunteer

Organisation: 

Would you like to make a difference in a vulnerable person’s life, if yes, you are welcome to volunteer with One Support. We offer a number of volunteering roles for you and if you have an expertise creative, music, sports you are welcome to volunteer, you will really help our people access the community and achieve their goals.

Opportunity: Spanish Teacher Volunteer (Beginner & Intermediate level)

We are looking for a volunteer to teach beginners & intermediate Spanish 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. There are 2 classes and they run on Wednesdays.


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: Telephone Friend

We are looking for volunteers to keep in regular telephone contact with AJR members, over the age of 90, who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely. They would really welcome a regular friendly call.
These calls can be very rewarding for the volunteer. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure that the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten.


Opportunity: Data Entry Volunteer

Marchmont Community Centre’s Community Worker with Older People needs a student or students to help enter and update and data on centre users.
On the job training will provided.


Opportunity: Volunteer Facilitator for local elderly Singalong sessions

Volunteer Facilitator for local elderly Singalong sessions


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: iPad Workshop Assistant

To work with the tutor to help older people get online, build their confidence and discover all the amazing things technology has to offer them


Opportunity: Keep Active Volunteer

The aim is to provide support to older people who have had a fall, stroke or other illness to enable them to be physically active and independent. By helping them achieve their mobility goals they can then access their community again to prevent loneliness and isolation


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.


Opportunity: One-To-One IT Trainer

To encourage older people to become more familiar with the use of digital devices, to connect with others and to remain socially active and independent.


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: Befriending older residents

To support older isolate residents living alone in Somers Town. To help make residents feel part of their community and socially included and valued.


Tech Buddy

Organisation: 

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!

Opportunity: Computer Assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Refugees

The aim of this role is to assist Holocaust survivors and refugees with their computers. Many AJR members would like to learn how to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends abroad or generally learn how to use websites such as Google, Google Maps, read online newspapers and generally browse the internet.

Some of our members have computers and iPads but struggle to use them. We are looking for enthusiastic, patient and friendly volunteers to assist and tutor our members from in sending emails, using Skype, navigating Google maps and playing online games. The volunteering takes place at the AJR member’s house.


Opportunity: Volunteer Befriender

To combat loneliness and isolation and improve the quality of life of older, mainly housebound older people, through weekly visits


Opportunity: English Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach English 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 - and will really make a difference to our beneficiaries who do not have English and their first language.


Opportunity: Healthy Living Volunteer

We run a range of activities to stimulate and inspire older people socially and culturally to improve their emotional and physical well-being.

As a Healthy Living Volunteer, you would play a key role in reducing loneliness and improving the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn area.


Opportunity: IT Tutor to Older People

To assist older members of Third Age to gain confidence, enjoyment skill in using computers.


Opportunity: Admin Volunteer

To provide administrative support to organisation and the staff team.


Opportunity: Lunch Club Volunteers

Supporting and assisting elderly people who attend our lunch twice weekly Lunch Clubs (Mondays and Thursdays) from around 11am to around 2.30pm. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.


Programme Lead

Organisation: 

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.

Opportunity: Befriender Volunteer

To act as a befriender to vulnerable One Support customers. To undertake regular visits or outings and to help address social isolation, loss of confidence and to build motivation. Befrienders will meet with the customer on a regular basis either for a chat in their home or to share a social activity, such as walking, attending museums, art galleries, cinema, etc. The activities will be agreed with the customer, Support Officer and volunteer beforehand


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