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Opportunity: Autism Xmas Project Volunteer 2019

About Kith & Kids
We provide activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings. For all our projects and activities we are dependent on volunteers.

Our Xmas Project
9.30am to 5.30pm, Fri 27th to Tues 31st December, in North London.
We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Xmas Social Development Project. Volunteers and our members who have disabilities get to know each other as they take part in fun and challenging workshops including sports & games, arts & crafts, cooking and enjoying a day out in London.


Opportunity: English conversation partners needed for international students

We are looking for English conversation partners to help international students improve their English communication skills. You will be working with international students who are studying at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education on a 3 or 4 week English language and British culture course. The students are keen to communicate in English and meet UCL students.

The ‘Cultural Exchanges’ will be held on a Wednesday afternoon January to March. You may join just for one time or come to as many as you would like to.


Befriender Volunteer

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Would you like to make a difference in a vulnerable person’s life, if yes, you are welcome to volunteer with One Support. We offer a number of volunteering roles for you and if you have an expertise creative, music, sports you are welcome to volunteer, you will really help our people access the community and achieve their goals.

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:

Opportunity: Dementia Befriender

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to people with memory loss and/or a diagnosis of dementia. People living with memory loss/dementia can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being!


Opportunity: Gentle Gardening Volunteer

Make local green spaces more colourful and vibrant through helping with planting and weeding. Volunteering in the sessions will also improve health and reduce isolation of participants by growing food to share and supporting those who need help to get involved or just want to have a chat.


Opportunity: Keep Active Volunteer

The aim is to provide support to older people who have had a fall, stroke or other illness to enable them to be physically active and independent. By helping them achieve their mobility goals they can then access their community again to prevent loneliness and isolation


Opportunity: King's College Hospital Motor Neurone Disease Clinic Volunteer

To work alongside staff to support patients and their families attending the Motor Neurone Disease clinic (also known as Motor Nerve Clinic). Providing a warm, welcoming and friendly face in a very busy clinic environment.


Opportunity: Shop Trolley Volunteer

Take the shop trolley around the wards to patients unable to leave their beds. Patients can purchase confectionery, toiletries and newspapers.


Opportunity: In-Patient Unit Volunteer

To support the clinical staff team in providing high quality care for patients staying at St John’s Hospice.


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.

Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

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Keep a note in your diary for our upcoming training opportunities for our weekend club, supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. You’ll be supporting them to take part in fun and challenging activities like sports & games, arts & crafts, drama and outings into London. Training starts on Sun 5th Nov.

Family Befriender

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The Borough of Westminster has many vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Westminster Befriend a Family works in partnership with local families to provide help and support for vulnerable families. We help to break cycles of disadvantage and social exclusion, helping family cohesion, wellbeing and achievement by providing family support.

We would like to recruit Family Befrienders to

Dementia Befriending Volunteer

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Visiting someone living with dementia or memory loss is very rewarding. We are looking for people who can commit to making a weekly visit to someone for a year, to help alleviate isolation and keep these older people engaged with their communities. People live all over Camden, so a willingness to travel is necessary.

Completion of on-line training in Dementia Awareness is a prerequisite to becoming a befriender.

Other training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Community Navigator

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We need Volunteer Navigators to support local people into making connections with their local community to improve their mental health. If you are passionate about supporting people who are struggling with their mental health, then this is a great opportunity for you. You will develop your own skills whilst helping someone else to become a part of their community.

Peer Mentor

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Mentoring can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience! Not only will you be helping someone else develop their own skills and well-being, but you will also have a lot to gain from it.

Mentors experience increasing levels of empowerment, self-esteem and increased confidence, as well as the ability to cope with their own mental health issues. Peer Support benefits everyone, not just the mentor!

Opportunity: Communication Support Volunteer

The volunteer role is to offer supported communication to enable people with acquired communication disability to interact and contribute to group conversation. It can also involve supporting peer leaders facilitating group conversation and indeed offering welcome and inclusion of new members.


Opportunity: 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.


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