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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: iPad Workshop Assistant

To work with the tutor to help older people get online, build their confidence and discover all the amazing things technology has to offer them

Opportunity: Exercise at Home / Walking Support Volunteers

Help someone to keep active in their own home by volunteering to deliver a series of chair based exercises and/or walking support. Help us to help an older person to stay active by improving their strength mobility and confidence.

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: Ageing Better Volunteers

Henna is currently looking for volunteers to take part in a new project based around elderly people being assisted into recreational activities, exercise sessions and cooking clubs. We will be running a variety of workshops and outings beginning in October 2018 till May 2020.

Opportunity: Befriender

The aim of this role is for volunteers to provide friendship to older people who have become isolated and to help motivate them to become socially active again.

Opportunity: Lunch Club Socialising Assistant

To socialise with clients attending lunch club, encourage the formation of friendship networks and assist in lunchtime duties

Opportunity: Dementia Wellbeing Assistant

The aim of the service is to help improve the lives of people affected by dementia. It does this by providing practical and emotional support to people with a diagnosis of dementia (or who are experiencing memory problems) and their carers.

Opportunity: Singing Group Volunteer

Planning and facilitating singing and music workshops that offer Older People social, cultural and leisure opportunities that enhance their quality of life

Opportunity: @Online Club Volunteer

The charity is running @online club programmes in Hackney throughout 2019 for older people. The aim is to teach tablet skills, and practise going online, in a social, informal small group environment. Volunteers will support the professional trainer by helping members on a one to one basis.

Opportunity: Telephone Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. 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 telephone befriending programme.

Opportunity: Origami Teacher Volunteer (Online)

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. We’d love to hear from any UCL student who would like to help deliver our origami online sessions.

Opportunity: Creative support for Lantern making workshops

Take part in a series of free lantern making workshops led by local artist Cathy Wren, and then teach others how to make them.
The workshops are part of Illuminate Rotherhithe, a series of events seeking to engage the different communities within Rotherhithe and explore elements of local history. They will culminate in a community lantern procession on 23rd November.

Opportunity: Tech Buddy

To help older people get online, build their confidence and discover all the amazing things technology has to offer them

Opportunity: One-To-One IT Trainer

To encourage older people to become more familiar with the use of digital devices, to connect with others and to remain socially active and independent.

Opportunity: Befriender/Champion

We are looking for volunteers to act as befrienders for two of our Services.

Friendship Network: our network of befrienders visit older isolated people in North Islington for a chat and some company.

Stroke Project: our befrienders (Stroke Champions) specifically visit people who have suffered a stroke, to alleviate their isolation and help them with practical issues. They can also attend our Stroke Club on a Friday morning.

Opportunity: Escorting Volunteer

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. Make a difference by applying to volunteer with our project.

Opportunity: Sports & Leisure Volunteer

Planning, organizing and facilitating Sports & Leisure activities that offer Older People social involvement opportunities that enhance their health and overall quality of life

Opportunity: Volunteer

To assist us in publicising classes, events and fundraising at our community centre. We are raising money to renovate our halls

Opportunity: Befriending

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to older people in the community . People living alone can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family for many reasons. Complex health problems, anxiety and depression are just some of the issues facing older communities. That’s where you come in! The support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve peoples health and emotional well-being! A lot can be learnt from the life experiences of our older populations! Get in touch if you would like to volunteer.

Opportunity: IT teacher Volunteer (online)

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. Many have begun to use computers, iPads & smartphones as a way of combating this! TVs are also a huge source of companionship and when they go wrong it causes great distress. Quite often the problem is simply that they need to be re-tuned!

We are looking volunteers who can teach our user services how to use ZOOM, WhatsApp, social media, setting up online shopping, create a blog. Please get in touch if you can help!

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: IT Drop-in Volunteer

The role of the volunteer is to build learner’s confidence using the internet, using the laptops that we provide or the learner’s own device if they choose to bring it to the class.