Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at one of the (socially distanced) social cafes. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). We also offer quizzes and a range of other activities.
You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them. You will do this by:
- meeting and greeting the members as they arrive, - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end, - building a positive relationship with members by chatting to them and getting to know them, - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes. - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers
We provide a volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, safeguarding
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - 45p per mile
You will be friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid (Assistant) Project Workers as required
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Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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