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Gentle Exercise Volunteer

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Do you want to facilitate relaxing health and fitness activities in a fun environment? If so, then we are looking for a confident and caring volunteer, who can enrich the physical and mental wellbeing of elderly residents, some of whom have mobility issues.

Partner Research Volunteer

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As part of our social prescribing strategy, volunteers will help to research organisations that we connect clients to - e.g. social activities, helping with housing issues, transport options. This will involve research on websites, speaking to people on the phone and updating information on forms to accurately reflect the information that we need to let clients make an informed choice as to the support that’s available.

Ageing Better Volunteers

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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)

Love Your Neighbour champs

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We work towards eradicating generational divides, loneliness and isolation within the community. Our Love Your Neighbour champs will spend an hour or so a week with an older neighbour who lives close to their home/work/university. How you decide to utilise your time is entirely up to you both. Whether it’s catching up over a cup of tea, or going down to the local coffee shop, pub or theatre, we trust you just enjoy your new-found friendship. Story telling is a big part of what we do too so the more stories you share the better.

Centre Support Volunteer

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The Third Age Project is an energetic and successful small registered charity with the aim of providing a range of exciting opportunities and projects for those over 60+ who come from four corners of the world and to celebrate and enjoy our third age. Volunteers are very welcome to help us achieve our aims.

'Super Connect' Tablet and IPad Mentor

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Exciting New Volunteer Job available at the Marchmont Community Centre!

Be a ‘Super Connect’ Tablet and IPad Club Mentor

Share your fabulous SmartPhone and Ipad Skills with older adults who really want to learn!

Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, we hold a drop in session for older people to learn how to use SKYPE to contact their friends and families, use YouTube, BBCiplayer and search the internet, using tablets and IPads. WE NEED YOU!

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

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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.

Singing Group Volunteer

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Centra Care & Support 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.

Young Adult Carers Volunteer

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Become a champion for Young Adult Carers – these are 18 - 25 years old who are unpaid carers for friends, family members or neighbours. Help deliver support to Young Adult Carers by providing mentoring calls e.g. to those looking to get into employment or training, to check how they are and help to follow-up on their support plan; update case records. Help us to maintain an up to date directory of partner voluntary organisations: call them to check their contact details and the services that they provide.

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:

Befriending

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Make a difference!

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!

Office Assistant

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

We are looking for a volunteer Administrative Assistant to help us with general office administration and admin tasks eg updating the database, contacting clients and volunteers to request information, maintain our client and volunteer records.

IT Support for the Elderly

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We would like to start a a computer drop-in session for local elderly residents on Friday mornings (or other times possible - open to discussion). Provisionally, it would be from 10-12 am and we are likely to have a regular attendance of 4 to 7 very friendly, interesting and active elderly people from 60 to 80+.

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.

IT Drop-in Volunteer

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This is a brilliant opportunity to help people over 60 improve their confidence online and explore all that laptops, tablets and smartphones can offer them. No two weeks are the same at our weekly drop-in computer sessions at the Abbey Community Centre! You could be helping people set up email, talk to their family overseas on Skype, stream TV and films, book appointments, helping them their weekly shop online, use maps, find bus times and much, much more.

Reminiscence Volunteer

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Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you’re curious about historical events and peoples’ favourite memories. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Group Reminiscence Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Healthy Eating Volunteer

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Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you are studying a nutrition or health related degree. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Healthy Eating 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.

Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

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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 Bangladeshi Elders living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

Guided Choices Volunteer

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Join our Information & Advice team to provide one to one support for clients, helping them to find the best solutions or get the information that they need to overcome difficulties and to explore opportunities e.g. housing, repairs, benefits issues, utilities, help with legal issues, etc. Volunteers won’t need to provide specialist advice or help with filling in benefits forms. Volunteers will write up detailed case notes on our computer system, so excellent IT skills are needed.

Dementia Wellbeing Assistant

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Do you like the idea of spending time with and supporting older people?

Age UK Camden provides services and support to older people in Camden borough.

Dementia Wellbeing Assistants engage with people in their homes and in the community providing invaluable practical and emotional support, that helps keep them engaged with the community and their interests.

This role will suit someone who has 1-2 hours a week (excluding travel) during the day, and can commit for up to 12 months.

Painting & Drawing Volunteer

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Make a difference!

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Through our range of activities, courses and clubs we provide opportunities to meet like-minded people, take trips and learn new skills.

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.

Volunteer Facilitator for local elderly Singalong sessions

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Outgoing musical person wanted to inspire and enthuse a local elderly singalong group at a small older people’s charity near Euston.

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