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Lunch Club Socialising Assistant

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Marchmont Community Centre needs volunteers to work with older people mainly in our centre. You will socialise with clients attending lunch club, encourage the formation of friendship networks and assist in lunchtime duties such as setting up, serving and clearing up. Occasional supervision and socialising on outings will also be required.

Volunteer Befriender

Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.

We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

To find out more, please contact Kate Blackshaw, the Befriending Scheme Organiser.

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.

Volunteer Befriender

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Would you like to have the pleasure of knowing that you have helped someone move on in their life and that are more able to take part in society?

As a Volunteer Befriender not only will you make someone feel confident and happy in life, you will find that you yourself have renewed confidence.

Wellbeing Volunteer

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Take a central role in our prevention strategy. As a Wellbeing 360 volunteer, you’ll make phone contact with people who have previously been clients of Age UK Islington - checking in to see how they are and entering details of the call into a specially designed computer app. The service plays an invaluable role in identifying people who might be lonely or living in difficult circumstances, and providing appropriate support as a result. With volunteers and clients saying how much they enjoy making and receiving these phone calls, this is a popular and growing team.

Ageing Better Volunteers

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Date for volunteering opportunity:

Every Thursday activity workshops – 10am-12pm

Ad hoc Thursday cooking club – 4pm-6pm Ad hoc Thursday exercise sessions – 3.45pm-4.45pm Saturday Outings – Full day (10am-4pm)

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

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The Silver Line Helpline for older people has a fundraising team that is currently in one of its busiest ever periods. We need additional help across a variety of administration functions to maximise our impact in 2019 and ensure we provide an excellent level of care to our supporters at all times. You will be a dynamic and enthusiastic volunteer, willing to complete a variety of tasks as requested.

English Teacher Volunteer

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.

As an English Teacher, you’ll help service users develop more confidence in their English, which allows for more integration in the community.

Opportunity: Outreach Community Facilitator

The Age UK Camden, Outreach Service, is part of the
*Ageing Better in Camden* Lottery Funded programme
which aims to empower and support older people in
Camden to make the most of later life. The
Outreach Service proactively meets and engages with
older people out in the community, providing low level support and encouragement to access activities and to connect with peers. In addition to street
outreach, the service also engages with older people
in residential settings including sheltered housing. In
addition to signposting people on to local activities at
community centres, the Outreach Service hosts pop
up events and supports small groups of people to
socialise or enjoy activities where they live. For
example supporting a group of older people in a
housing estate to meet for a weekly coffee
morning or residents of a sheltered housing scheme to access a seated exercise activity in their residents lounge.


Opportunity: Activities Facilitator

The aim of the activity programmes is 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. We’re really keen for energetic UCL students to help run activities for our beneficiaries.


Opportunity: Reception and Admin Support Volunteer

At Age UK Westminster we operate a weekly information and advice telephone helpline for our service users and other members of the public which takes place between 10am-2pm, from Monday to Friday. We rely heavily on our trained Reception Volunteers to deliver this vital service.

We would like volunteers to join us for just a minimum of 4 hours per week, to manage our busy telephone helpline, dealing with enquiries, providing information and advice to our service users, signposting callers to other service providers in order to enable them to access the services they require. We would also require your assistance in providing general administrative support to our small staff team.


Opportunity: Lunch Club Volunteers

Supporting and assisting elderly people who attend our lunch twice weekly Lunch Clubs (Mondays and Thursdays) from around 11am to around 2.30pm. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.


Opportunity: Data Entry Volunteer

Marchmont Community Centre’s Community Worker with Older People needs a student or students to help enter and update and data on centre users.
On the job training will provided.


Opportunity: Befriending older residents

To support older isolate residents living alone in Somers Town. To help make residents feel part of their community and socially included and valued.


IT Tutor to Elderly People

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This volunteering opportunity will enable elderly people to gain confidence,obtain enjoyment, and acquire new skills in using computers. We are also looking for somebody to perhaps be involved in.mini projects in digital video and photography. There is a very friendly and informal atmosphere and very energetic third agers although the average age is 76 years!

A couple of hours one afternoon a week will make all the difference. The Centre is very near the university.

Enquiries Volunteer (Telephone)

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Join our team of dedicated Enquiry Service volunteers and help us deal with telephone enquiries from local older people, professionals and also families and carers. This is a good way to understand what is available from health and social care for older people and people with long term health conditions. The role involves providing information, and sign-posting to other services /organisations. You need to be confident using computers and learning new information. You will gain good customer service and database experience.

Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

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

Admin Volunteer

Admin Volunteer Needed! By taking on this new role you will play an integral part in supporting the smooth running of our busy and ever-evolving organisation. The services and activities we run in this busy, multi-cultural, inner city area. You will help with a variety of tasks, from helping to design posters to compiling data to meeting and greeting visitors.

@Online Club Volunteer

Want to share your iPad knowledge with older people? Become an @online club volunteer!

We are looking for volunteers who can commit two hours a week for two months to support our @online programme in Hackney. The programme provides a small group environment for over 60s to familiarise themselves with iPads and go on line more confidently. Sessions aim to be informative, but also social and fun. Volunteers will provide practical support to the Trainer and @online club coordinator, and will interact on a one to one basis with club members.

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.

Lunch Club Volunteers

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Do you want to make a difference? FCV & Dorcas Befriending Project exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.

Singing Group Volunteer

Clarion Futures are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you are part of a choir or you’re curious about leading a music group. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Singing 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.

Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being - and we’d love to hear from UCL students who can help us out on our befriending programme.


Opportunity: Italian Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach Italian 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.


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