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Sing along Volunteer Tutor

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Can you play the piano or another instrument that can be used to lead this small, friendly, singing group? The therapeutic benefits of music are well known – music can create an uplifting experience that can enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. It can also help trigger memories. We have prepared song-sheets with suggested favourites from film, theatre and popular music. If you have a love of music and of people, please get in touch.

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.

Partner Research Volunteer

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As part of our social prescribing strategy, volunteers will help to research organisations that we connect clients to - e.g. social activities, helping with housing issues, transport options. This will involve research on websites, speaking to people on the phone and updating information on forms to accurately reflect the information that we need to let clients make an informed choice as to the support that’s available.

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.

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.

Enquiries Volunteer (Telephone)

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Join our team of dedicated Enquiry Service volunteers and help us deal with telephone enquiries from local older people, professionals and also families and carers. This is a good way to understand what is available from health and social care for older people and people with long term health conditions. The role involves providing information, and sign-posting to other services /organisations. You need to be confident using computers and learning new information. You will gain good customer service and database experience.

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.

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.

Wellbeing Volunteer

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Take a central role in our prevention strategy. As a Wellbeing 360 volunteer, you’ll make phone contact with people who have previously been clients of Age UK Islington - checking in to see how they are and entering details of the call into a specially designed computer app. The service plays an invaluable role in identifying people who might be lonely or living in difficult circumstances, and providing appropriate support as a result. With volunteers and clients saying how much they enjoy making and receiving these phone calls, this is a popular and growing team.

Data Entry Volunteer

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Age UK Islington Activity service runs a varied and busy programme of activities across the borough. It is vital that we accurately record attendances and client information on our database to enable us to contact clients about future events and ensure our mailing list is kept up to date. It is also essential for us to run reports to continuously monitor and improve the service as well as for reporting purposes. The Data Entry role would involve entering data of activities attendances and new clients on our database and helping with the mail out for our Activity programme on Excel.