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About the organisation

Centra Care and Support (Clarion)

Centra Care & Support is a registered charity, part of Clarion Housing Group, a social landlord providing affordable homes and delivering one of the country’s largest social investment programmes.

Activities include residential care homes, sheltered housing projects, shared accommodation and also floating support provided to people in their homes.

We provide support services to vulnerable groups in society including young people with complex needs, people with mental health difficulties, people with learning disabilities, older people, vulnerable families in the community and ex-offenders who also have mental health needs.

Application deadline: 

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun and engaging activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you want to progress your leadership skills. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Activities for Older People, and other roles, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

All volunteers receive expenses, thorough training, shadowing opportunities, and DBS checks.

Role Aim: 

Planning and facilitating social activities and events that offer Older People social involvement opportunities and encourage them to better access their local community.

Duties: 

? Build up a relationship with Older People Service Users and gathering feedback on the types of activities they would like to attend

* Facilitate agreed activities or support the involvement of facilitators/presenters from the local community

* Activities could include: Art Groups, Book Clubs, Playing Games (Cards, Dominoes, Bingo, etc.), Reminiscence sessions, Coffee mornings, Music and Singing groups.

* Identify and facilitate fundraising opportunities for activities

Skills needed: 

Charisma, enthusiasm.

Training: 

Volunteers receive a thorough induction and have access to any relevant in-house and external training. Volunteers have a named supervisor providing day-to-day support and encouragement.

Specific training provided:

Introduction to Boundaries

Personal Safety

Safeguarding Adults + optional training sessions

E-Learning

Location: 
Various schemes across London
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
3-4 hours per day: Mon-Frid 9 to 5 pm. We hope the volunteer will stay for a minimum of 4 months. Expenses: Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed.
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