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About the organisation

Clarion Futures (formerly Centra Care and Support)

Clarion Futures is a registered charity, part of Clarion Housing Group, a social landlord providing affordable homes and delivering one of the country’s largest social investment programmes.

Activities include residential care homes, sheltered housing projects, shared accommodation and also floating support provided to people in their homes.

We provide support services to vulnerable groups in society including young people with complex needs, people with mental health difficulties, people with learning disabilities, older people, vulnerable families in the community and ex-offenders who also have mental health needs.

Application deadline: 

Do you want to facilitate relaxing health and fitness activities in a fun environment? If so, then we are looking for a confident and caring volunteer, who can enrich the physical and mental wellbeing of elderly residents, some of whom have mobility issues.

Role Aim: 

If you are studying a sports related degree, then this could be the opportunity for you. However, we are encouraging students from other faculties to get involved also.

Duties: 

Volunteers will be tasked with:

- Listening to, and planning with service users, exercises they wish to do.

- Focussing more on improving mobility of joints, rather than fitness or stamina

- Leading gentle armchair exercises

- Playing team spirited games like darts and bowls.

Skills needed: 

Just a friendly, positive personality.

Training: 

- Volunteers receive a thorough induction and have access to any relevant in-house and external training

- Volunteers have a named supervisor providing day-to-day support and encouragement

- Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimburse

- We can help you obtain a valid First Aid certificate, if you do not already have one. First Aid certificates last for 3 years, whilst the CPR component is valid for 1 year.

Location: 
1-7 Corsica street London N5 1JG
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
A minimum of 2 hours per week, during normal office hours between Monday to Friday. We hope the volunteer will stay for a minimum of 4 months.
Categories: 
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here