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Data Entry Volunteer

Marchmont Community Centre’s Community Worker with Older People needs a student or students to help update and input data on centre users.

Could you help us create and update a new database? We need to input all our paper-based information onto a new database and the end result will help us to capture the demographic of our users and provide all our service deliverers with crucial, up to date personal information about our clients in the event of an emergency.

Essential skills, experience and personal qualities:

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.

Young Adult Carers Volunteer

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Become a champion for Young Adult Carers – these are 18 - 25 years old who are unpaid carers for friends, family members or neighbours. Help deliver support to Young Adult Carers by providing mentoring calls e.g. to those looking to get into employment or training, to check how they are and help to follow-up on their support plan; update case records. Help us to maintain an up to date directory of partner voluntary organisations: call them to check their contact details and the services that they provide.

Become an older people’s Activities Facilitator

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The aim of the activity programmes will be to encourage older people in the community, who may be affected by loneliness, social isolation and changing physical and/or mental health to connect with others and to remain socially active, healthy, independent and thus build a better life for themselves. The activities will take place in a friendly environment at Octavia premises around Westminster and RBKC.

We are looking to recruit volunteer activity facilitators who can develop and deliver each of these activity programmes:

Exercise at Home / Walking Support Volunteers

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Make a difference!

Help someone to keep active in their own home by volunteering to deliver a series of chair based exercises and/or walking support. Help us to help an older person to stay active by improving their strength mobility and confidence.

French 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.

As a French teacher, you’ll get to teach service users a new skill in a fun and interactive way!

Community Connector

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Help promote independence and connect older people to their community!

As a Community Connector, you will work with older people to find new activities that they would like to take part in. By doing so, you will help combat isolation and loneliness and bring stimulation, enjoyment and company back into older people’s lives.

This role is key to Age UK Camden’s aim to bring community, empowerment and friendship to older people in Camden.

Opportunity: Dementia Befriender

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to people with memory loss and/or a diagnosis of dementia. People living with memory loss/dementia can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being!


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.


Opportunity: 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 member’s physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping. Through these visits, our volunteers build rewarding and enduring friendships with survivors and it proves to be an extremely rewarding activity. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten. Befrienders visit between 1-3 hours weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly and should commit for at least 6 months.


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: Befriender/Champion

We are looking for volunteers to act as befrienders for two of our Services.

Friendship Network: our network of befrienders visit older isolated people in North Islington for a chat and some company.

Stroke Project: our befrienders (Stroke Champions) specifically visit people who have suffered a stroke, to alleviate their isolation and help them with practical issues. They can also attend our Stroke Club on a Friday morning.


Opportunity: IT Tutor to Older People

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


Centre Support Volunteer

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The Third Age Project is an energetic and successful small registered charity with the aim of providing a range of exciting opportunities and projects for those over 60+ who come from four corners of the world and to celebrate and enjoy our third age. Volunteers are very welcome to help us achieve our aims.

'Super Connect' Tablet and IPad Mentor

Exciting New Volunteer Job available at the Marchmont Community Centre!

Be a ‘Super Connect’ Tablet and IPad Club Mentor

Share your fabulous SmartPhone and Ipad Skills with older adults who really want to learn!

Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, we hold a drop in session for older people to learn how to use SKYPE to contact their friends and families, use YouTube, BBCiplayer and search the internet, using tablets and IPads. WE NEED YOU!

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!

Guided Choices Volunteer

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Join our Information & Advice team to provide one to one support for clients, helping them to find the best solutions or get the information that they need to overcome difficulties and to explore opportunities e.g. housing, repairs, benefits issues, utilities, help with legal issues, etc. Volunteers won’t need to provide specialist advice or help with filling in benefits forms. Volunteers will write up detailed case notes on our computer system, so excellent IT skills are needed.

Outreach Community Facilitator

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Age UK Camden, Outreach Service are looking for friendly, organised people who are good at planning and have the confidence to facilitate small group activities and social gatherings for older people. These activities will usually be held at Supported Housing or Sheltered accommodation and are aimed at encouraging older people to engage and socialise in the places they live, using common space.

You will be able to commit to a regular slot/ activity.

Love Your Neighbour champs

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We work towards eradicating generational divides, loneliness and isolation within the community. Our Love Your Neighbour champs will spend an hour or so a week with an older neighbour who lives close to their home/work/university. How you decide to utilise your time is entirely up to you both. Whether it’s catching up over a cup of tea, or going down to the local coffee shop, pub or theatre, we trust you just enjoy your new-found friendship. Story telling is a big part of what we do too so the more stories you share the better.

IT Support Volunteer

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!

Opportunity: Community Connector

* Older people can lose their connections with friends and their community. They can stop doing the things they enjoy,including the hobbies and activities that keep their mind and body active.
* In this role, you’ll work with an older person to help them identify what activities they would like to do, you’ll research these activities with our support and accompany the older person to help them settle in. You might go with your older person to ballroom dancing, play indoor bowls, join a knit and natter social group : whatever they’d like to try.
* Once the connections have been made we’ll match you with another older person so you’ll have the opportunity to support someone else in their journey to independence.


Opportunity: Exercise at Home / Walking Support Volunteers

Help someone to keep active in their own home by volunteering to deliver a series of chair based exercises and/or walking support. Help us to help an older person to stay active by improving their strength mobility and confidence.


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