Location: Woking, Surrey
Commitment: two-three hours per month, flexible
About the opportunity
We organise regular events in sheltered housing schemes across Woking. Our events are often the only opportunity for the people who live in the schemes to get together and they aim to alleviate loneliness, build confidence and create friendships. We provide services that are person-centred and allow older people to live full and dignified lives.
We are looking for volunteers who want to make a real difference. By supporting other volunteers in delivering a monthly event for the residents, you can transform someone’s day. Each event lasts around two hours, with an additional hour for set-up and tidy-up.
We need volunteers to serve refreshments, host activities, chat and create a warm and friendly atmosphere for the residents of the scheme who attend our monthly events.
Help us deliver a fun-filled morning or afternoon activity using the prepared activities found in our Activities Library, ensuring everyone feels welcome and involved.
We are looking for people who
- Enjoy talking and listening to older people and are non-judgmental
- Can commit at least once a month for 2-3 hours
- Have empathy and understand the needs of older people
- Are warm, friendly, outgoing and approachable
- Enjoy social events and will enjoy going out and about
- Work well with others
- Would like to make a real difference to an older person’s life
We are looking for volunteers over the age of 18.
All of our volunteers will receive a charity induction, and further support and training will be provided by the Manager as needed.
You will be given a Volunteer Handbook and information on how the Charity supports volunteers.
Mandatory training may be required and will be offered as appropriate.
If you drive as part of your volunteering you will need the appropriate insurance and documentation.
Most people volunteer once a month for two to three hours.
It is most helpful to both sides if you can commit to a minimum of three months