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About the organisation

Clarion Futures (formerly Centra Care and Support)

Clarion Futures 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: 

Clarion Futures are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you want to engage in group discussions with service users. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Book Group Volunteering, 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: 

Love reading? For many of our older residents, reading is a useful mental exercise to aid memory, discuss literary themes and debate issues in a lively atmosphere which improves service users’ quality of life.


Volunteers would have the opportunity to:

- Invite service users to decide what they wish to get out of the weekly book groups.

- Invite service users to suggest books, as well having your own input.

- Choose a book(s) for residents to read for the following week’s discussion.

- Create a comfortable atmosphere which will encourage and motivate service users to maximise their learning and build confidence.

- Explore books from service users’ generation and/ or home country

- Discuss book and film adaptations

Skills needed: 

Interest in reading


Introduction to Boundaries

Personal Safety

Safeguarding Adults + optional training sessions


Various schemes across London
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Hours per week required: 3-5 hours Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm
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