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About the organisation

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is a local charity working with and for older people. We aim to promote independence and well-being in later life, encouraging self-help and peer support.

We offer a wide range of services and activities, and provide

interesting opportunities for people of all ages to get involved as

volunteers.

Our services go from Information and Advice (benefit claim or housing) Befriending (one-to-one basis or in group including people who lives with dementia) Shopping (taking people to their weekly shopping) IT support, Small DIY tasks (changing lightbulbs or assembling a flat pack) Gardening, Chair based exercise (to keep the muscle fit) Walking Support (to help people to recover their confidence after suffering a fall)

Application deadline: 

Make a difference!

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.

Role Aim: 

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.

Duties: 

We are currently in need of a couple of volunteers to deliver our art class. This would be a great opportunity for anyone who would like experience of a classroom setting and has patience and enthusiasm for teaching and of course has an interest in painting & drawing. The class is once a week so a regular commitment would be required.

Skills needed: 

Good communication & listening skills. Patience & empathy. Regular commitment.

Training: 

Volunteer Induction.

Volunteer Forum’s

Dementia Awareness Workshop

We are currently looking at other training options.

Location: 
Kensington & Chelsea
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A

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