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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: 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: Befriender

To visit isolated or housebound elderly people living on the Regents Park estate or Crown Estate or the wider Euston area.

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: Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

The Holborn Community Association Befriending Scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn area.

Opportunity: Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

To establish and maintain befriending relationships with stroke survivors.

Opportunity: Volunteer Befriender

Would you like to assist an isolated person in your local area? Would you like to provide them with the emotional support, social skills and confidence that will help them to feel happier in their everyday life?

• You will know that you have helped someone to move on in their life and take part in society
• Opportunity to enhance your CV and to learn new skills
• We are able to provide references to employers and/or further education establishments
• Travel costs and out of pocket expenses reimbursed on the provision of receipts*

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: 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: 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.

Opportunity: Love Your Neighbour Volunteer

Through our Love Your Neighbour programme we pair older neighbours with younger neighbours for new company and conversation, so that people of all ages feel better connected to their community. Friends we’ve already matched enjoy weekly catch-ups over a cup of tea at home, a trip to the park or a meal out. Love Your Neighbour is a great way to diversify your friendship groups & take on a new challenge. If you can commit to at least six months and would like to apply, please do get in touch!

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: 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: 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.

Opportunity: Spanish Teacher Volunteer (Beginner & Intermediate level)

We are looking for a volunteer to teach beginners & intermediate Spanish 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. There are 2 classes and they run on Wednesdays.

Opportunity: Volunteer

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

Opportunity: Computer Assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Refugees

The aim of this role is to assist Holocaust survivors and refugees with their computers. Many AJR members would like to learn how to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends abroad or generally learn how to use websites such as Google, Google Maps, read online newspapers and generally browse the internet.

Some of our members have computers and iPads but struggle to use them. We are looking for enthusiastic, patient and friendly volunteers to assist and tutor our members from in sending emails, using Skype, navigating Google maps and playing online games. The volunteering takes place at the AJR member’s house.

Opportunity: English Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach English 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 - and will really make a difference to our beneficiaries who do not have English and their first language.

Opportunity: Individual Befriending

We are looking for volunteers to visit elderly AJR members who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust in their own homes. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely, so they would be grateful to have your companionship and much-needed assistance. You as a volunteer would make regular visits, be someone to talk to and - depending on the member’s physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping. Through these visits, our volunteers build rewarding and enduring friendships with survivors and it proves to be an extremely rewarding activity. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten. Befrienders visit between 1-3 hours weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly and should commit for at least 6 months.

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.

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: Memory Loss Befriending Project Volunteer

Living with memory loss does not prohibit someone from being a useful and valued member of society. The aim of this project is to provide a much needed befriending service for those members who are living with memory loss and who may feel lonely, isolated and in need of stimulation. Volunteers often say it is a real privilege to visit AJR members with memory loss as they gain a huge amount from the experience.

Opportunity: Befriender Volunteer

To act as a befriender to vulnerable One Support customers. To undertake regular visits or outings and to help address social isolation, loss of confidence and to build motivation. Befrienders will meet with the customer on a regular basis either for a chat in their home or to share a social activity, such as walking, attending museums, art galleries, cinema, etc. The activities will be agreed with the customer, Support Officer and volunteer beforehand

Opportunity: Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

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

The network of regional groups offer our members, who often have no surviving family and can find themselves to be very lonely, a unique opportunity to socialise and share their experiences. It is at such gatherings that many old friends have been re-united after more than 60 years. Since its inception, the outreach programme has enabled the AJR to identify and help many new members throughout.

We need volunteers to help with refreshments and contribute to the nice and cosy atmosphere. These meetings provide members with the opportunity to attend a social get-together with people from a similar background. They have a cup of tea together, listen to interesting speakers and have a chat.