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Befriender/Champion

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Do you find people fascinating? Do you like hearing people’s stories and having a good chat? We are looking for people to befriend older people in Islington or people who have survived a stroke.

It’s a great opportunity to improve your communication skills and learn more about other people’s histories. If you are interested in a career in social work or caring services this is also a great opportunity to learn more practical skills.

Receptionist

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We are looking for volunteers who want to brush up their admin skills by volunteering in our busy public-facing community centre.

Tasks are varied and range from meeting and greeting, doing the post, topping up the tea bags and updating databases. You’ll also be answering the phone, taking deliveries and helping people find their way around.

It’s a lively, busy environment and gives an opportunity to meet a wide range of people in North Islington. It’s also a great chance to brush up your skills and help you get (back) into work.

Mental Health Champions

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The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust was founded in 1913. Our services are dedicated to promoting good mental health, physical health and wellbeing across Islington.

The Wellbeing Service @ Manor Gardens is currently looking to recruit new Mental Health Champion Volunteers.

Mental Health Champions are a community of individuals actively starting conversations around mental health.

This can be done through putting on events, attending meetings and starting conversations with their colleagues and friends to reduce the stigma around mental health.

Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

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The Stroke Champions Program is a befriending service for stroke survivors in which volunteers go spend one-to-one time with these individuals in their homes or outdoor places such as coffee shops, parks, etc. The purpose is to build this vulnerable population’s confidence to become an active member in their community. Responsibilites may include, but are not limited to one-to-one visits, being an ambassador to Islinton Stroke Service, Manor Gardens and basic administrative tasks.