Interests

  • Older People

Activities

  • No specific activites

This role is to support our Co-ordinator to provide a regular programme of activities for guests attending our Lavinia House Social Club and to provide a welcoming environment.

Tasks within the club can be wide and varied, and we recognise that you may have a particular skill or hobby that you may be willing to share with guests to enhance our activity programme.

You may be asked to help the Co-ordinator to:
• Set up and pack away after activities
• Engage with members – chatting to them, playing games with them
• Lead some activities
• Accompany members on club trips out
• Lay the tables for lunch
• Serve lunches
• Restock/sell items from the shop trolley

As well as supporting guests across the existing activities programme we need volunteers who have skills in the following:

• Able to teach a second Language
• Able to teach IT skills
• Able to lead yoga
• Able to lead Thai chi
• Able to lead singing
• Able to lead a craft
• Able to teach a musical instrument (very basic level) – Ukulele
• Able to lead a music session
• Able to talk to guests both one to one and in groups
• Able to engage and encourage guests to join in with activities

What skills do I need?

No formal experience is needed, as all necessary training will be given, but ideally you will:

• Be enthusiastic about helping a local charity to support local older people
• Be trustworthy and reliable
• Have excellent communication and team working skills
• Have the desire to find out more about the work of Age UK Horsham District
• Have flexibility and the willingness to volunteer
• Keep up-to-date with the work of Age UK Horsham District to represent the charity in a professional manner

We would appreciate any time you are able to offer.  If you are able to commit to regular hours (such as 2-3 hours per week/fortnight) we would be delighted to discuss ongoing projects that might interest you, including administrative support.

As it takes an amount of time and resource to welcome new volunteers on board, we would appreciate it if you pledged to support us initially for a minimum of 3 months.

What we offer:

• You will be given an induction and any necessary training for this role
• Members of the Team will help and support you when volunteering
• You will be able to develop new and existing skills if you wish to do so
• Volunteering is fun and rewarding and a great way of meeting new people
• You will be working as part of a dedicated and motivated team of volunteers
• You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of local older people
• Volunteers can claim all reasonable and previously agreed expenses (such as for travel or reimbursement for items purchased)

Interests

  • Older People

Activities

  • No specific activites

Details

No additional details recorded for this opportunity.

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Our Club is open Tuesday – Friday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Location

Age UK Horsham District
Lavinia House
Dukes Square
Horsham
RH12 1GZ

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