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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)

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.

If you have a love for Spanish, then this is a great opportunity for you!

Role Aim: 

We are looking for a volunteer to teach beginners & intermediate Spanish as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill. There are 2 classes and they run on Wednesdays.

Duties: 

- Good communication skills

- An ability to work independently

- Commitment to the role

- Ability to teach in a flexible and creative way meeting the different needs of a variety of students

- To develop primarily speaking and listening skills

- Help the students overcome barriers to learning

- Encourage a positive and enjoyable learning experience.

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. At least 12 months.
Opening times: 
This opportunity runs every Wednesday.

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