Older People's Social Groups Volunteer

Older People's Social Groups Volunteer

What You'll Do: 
  • Could you support the running of our Older People's social groups, so that Time and Talents can provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment to our members. Volunteer duties include:.
  • Socialising with group members, and helping to ensure everyone feels welcome and included.
  • Making tea/coffee and sandwiches for group members.
  • Helping to set up for the group and pack down afterwards.
  • Ideally, helping with moving table and chairs (training on safe lifting and handling will be provided).
Why You'll Love It: 

 You'll help to make our older people's social groups a success. Members tell us that attending our groups: * Improves their emotional and/or physical health and wellbeing. * Gives them a strong sense of belonging to and feeling part of a community. * Provides a welcome opportunity to make new friends and to meet local people from other backgrounds.

What You'll Learn: 

You'll develop your interpersonal skills and gain experience of supporting older people. We will train you in working with older people, including safeguarding and confidentiality. You will also receive training in safe lifting and handling, and food safety. We'll provide you with lunch and pay your travel expenses (with receipts). We will conduct a DBS check with you before you start.

What We're Looking For: 

We need someone who can volunteer from 12.30-3.30pm on Tuesdays (at our community centre in Rotherhithe) and/or Fridays (at our second venue in Surrey Quays).


We need someone with:

* Good people skills
* The ability to work as part of a group, and use your own initiative
* Understanding of, and empathy with, the needs of older people
* A calm manner, patience and sensitivity
* Time management skills
* Reliability and punctuality

Mental Health
Older People
Social Care
4 Weeks Minimum
3 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Time Management
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
DBS check