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Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

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.

Individual Befriending

We are looking for volunteers to visit elderly AJR members who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust in their own homes. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely, so they would be grateful to have your companionship and much-needed assistance. You as a volunteer would make regular visits, be someone to talk to and - depending on the members’ physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping.

ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

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ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

Shop Trolley Volunteer

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Cheerful volunteers needed to work with another volunteer to take the shop trolley to the wards, selling items from the WH Smith shop trolley to patients, staff and visitors. Need to be reliable, friendly, confident with handling small change and happy to walk around a busy hospital. Trolley leaves at 930 am and is back for 12 noon.

Befriender

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Our volunteer Befrienders play an incredibly important role, offering those in need the opportunity to talk and be befriended without pressure or judgement. They enable the guests to feel understood and valued. Besides befriending guests, we ask our volunteers to help with admin and some light cooking and food preparation. You also have the opportunity to help out with publicity, although this is optional.

Escorting volunteer

We would love your help!

Health and mobility issues mean that many older people lack confidence about going out on their own. Things like attending medical appointments, going to the bank or for a local walk become a real challenge. Volunteers escort older people with these sorts of tasks.

Befriender / Mentor

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BEFRIENDING AND MENTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Family Friends carefully recruits, trains and matches volunteers with parents, children or adolescents in West London.

Could you give two hours of your time a week and a minimum 6 months’ commitment to a family?

Are you a good listener with an empathetic nature?

Can you withhold judgement?

Are you reliable?

Are you over 23 years of age?

Have you lived in the UK for the last 2 years?

If yes then please apply!

Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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Betknowmore UK is a gambling support service based in Islington. We provide 1:1 outreach and counselling support, workshops and community information and awareness campaigns addressing problem gambling and addiction.

Volunteers are required to help support our outreach services and community events. For suitable candidates, there may also be the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentoring/befriending to clients presenting with gambling issues. Volunteers would receive full support and training.

Tech Buddy

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Do you think you could be a Tech Buddy and help an older person get online and learn all the amazing things technology has to offer? Maybe you’ve helped your parents or grandparents with online shopping, using their smartphone or setting up a Facebook page. Or you just think it’s really important to get older people online. If so, we want to hear from you.

You’ll meet some great people, gain lots experience of community work in a buzzing and diverse centre, and receive bags of gratitude (and tea and biscuits!) from us!

Telephone Friend

The AJR is a charity that supports Holocaust survivors and refugees.

We have more than 600 members who are over the age of 90 (and thousands creeping towards that age). They may have been very active in their younger days, but many find that old age and ill health means that they are less able to get out and often feel isolated and lonely.

Events Volunteer for people with sight loss

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Do you want to help people? Do you have a few hours to spare each month to support blind and partially sighted people in London?

Become an events volunteer for TPT and join us on a range of interesting and unique activities adapted for visually impaired people. Volunteers are needed to meet, guide, audio describe and participate in activities such as touch tours of museums, audio-described performances, walks, sports and much more. Activities take place across London but mainly in East, South East and Central.

Healthy Living Volunteer

Healthy Living Volunteers Wanted! Help improve the health and wellbeing of older people by taking part in fun physical activates at our friendly community centre. We are looking for caring, reliable people to encourage and facilitate older people to join in with games and activities as part of our Healthy Living Program.

Volunteer Befriender

Henna Asian Women’s Group is opening their Befriending service to all individuals that are in need for extra help to improve their social circle. We will reach out to the most vulnerable individuals that live in any Borough of London.

Henna volunteers will pay regular weekly visits to clients and support them into taking steps to come out of the home and access different services.

The Befriending service does not include shopping, cooking, cleaning the individual’s home or bathing/changing the individual or their family members.

Befriending

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Befriending Volunteers at Look Ahead will be passionate about helping others. Mainly the role is about befriending someone who may be lonely or vulnerable. A befriender will provide the customer with companionship and support, both practical and emotional.

Women’s mentor

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Could you help other women develop their confidence and gain more independence?

• Would you like to volunteer to work on a 1-1 basis and make a difference to someone’s life?

• Could you help someone take steps towards employment, volunteering or to improve their English?

• if you are ready to share your experiences and skills to help other women achieve their goals, maybe you could be a mentor for Laamiga.

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.

iPad Workshop Assistant

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Interested in working with older people and confident in using a smart phone or iPad? We need you! We are looking for volunteers to help support our iPad and tablet classes that run in community venues in Camden. You will get chance to support our older learners and tutors, share your expertise and maybe learn a skill or two as well.

Mentor

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WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Betknowmore UK have implemented the first and only outreach programme in the country with betting shops in Islington and offers you the opportunity to grow together with this innovative field of work.

From working with addicts, to event management and social media, we want interns, mentors and trainee counsellors and anyone who wants to learn and develop within the voluntary sector. Our doors are open.

Outcomes Champion

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Do you have an interest in health and how we measure outcomes’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist? Are you good with spreadsheets and do you have a tidy mind with a quest for detail and completion? If so, I should be delighted to hear from you. Come and meet our peer led groups within the Blackfriars area of London.

Become an older people’s Activities Facilitator

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The aim of the activity programmes will be to encourage older people in the community, who may be affected by loneliness, social isolation and changing physical and/or mental health to connect with others and to remain socially active, healthy, independent and thus build a better life for themselves. The activities will take place in a friendly environment at Octavia premises around Westminster and RBKC.

We are looking to recruit volunteer activity facilitators who can develop and deliver each of these activity programmes:

Befriender/Champion

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.

Keep Active Volunteer

As a Keep Active Volunteer we ask you to visit an older person (the average age is 84) once a week for nine weeks to help them with improving mobility indoors with exercises, or outdoors with walks in their community. You benefit from training provided by the NHS Community Independence Team as well as Bishop Creighton House.

Your visits can make a big difference to someone’s life and volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. It is also really good experience if you are looking to work in a healthcare role.

We are looking for people who:

Befriender

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We’re looking for volunteers to befriend elderly people in the local area.

Befrienders will visit isolated or housebound elderly people living on the Regents Park estate or Crown Estate, or the wider Euston area. To carry out this role, you should be a good talker and listener, provide company and new interest and make friendly phone calls between visits. If visiting a housebound person, befrienders will take the housebound person out in a wheelchair for a walk or a visit to the shops.

In-Patient Unit Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice In-Patient unit relies on volunteers 7 days per week. They support the delivery of services on the unit and allow for trained staff to focus on and deliver care to the highest standard possible.

The key duties of In-Patient unit volunteers include:

* Help patients to order lunch and dinner throughout their stay

* Serve meals to patients’ rooms

* Check Coffee Bar ensuring surfaces and sink are clean, cups are washed and there is a supply of coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits.

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