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Current volunteering opportunities

Please see below for current volunteering opportunities in your area. If you have any difficulties downloading any of the information please telephone 01257 479002.

 

Meeter and Greeter Volunteer
Based in Ormskirk

 

Time commitment: flexible but preferable at least one half day per week

Could you be a volunteer at  our Age UK Lancashire Office in Ormskirk? Do you like to help people and if you can't help, point them in the right direction to get help?  if so you could be just what we need!!!!
Our Meeters and Greeters will be the first point of contact for all our clients visiting the office and some via the telephone.  You will help them by finding the information and support they require.  You will be trained to signpost people to the relevant service whether this is to an external organisation or internally to our Age UK Lancashire services.

Full training will be given.

The office address is:

Wellbeing Centre, Moorgate, Ormskirk  L39 4RY

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested come along to our recruitment day to be held at the ormskirk Office on 18th February  between the hours of 10.00 am and 2.00 pm or alternatively if this is not convenient download the application form which should be returned to volunteerrecrtuiment@ageuklancs.org.uk  by email or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE by 28th February 2015. 

 

Meeter and Greeter Volunteer
Based in St Annes

Time commitment: flexible but preferable at least one half day per week

Could you be a volunteer at  our Age UK Lancashire Office in St Annes ? Do you like to help people and if you can't help point them in the right direction to get help?  if so you could be just what we need!!!!

Our Meeters and Greeters will be the first point of contact for all our clients visiting the office and some via the telephone.  You will help them by finding the information and support they require.  You will be trained to signpost people to the relevant service whether this is to an external organisation or internally to our Age UK Lancashire services.

The office address and opening times are:

7 St Georges Road, St Annes - 10.00 am until 3.00 pm Monday to Friday

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested come along to our recruitment day to be held at the St Annes Office on 10th February 2015 between the hours of 10.00 am and 2.00 pm or alternatively if this is not convenient download the application form which should be returned to volunteerrecrtuiment@ageuklancs.org.uk  by email or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE by 30th February 2015. 

Volunteer Retail Assistant
Positions available: County wide 
Time commitment: flexible 

The aim of the Retail Department is to support the organisation in the generation of vital unrestricted income through the sale of donated goods in our 9 shops across the county. 

The role of the volunteer is to support our shop staff in a variety of ways from serving customers and processing stock to getting involved in fundraising activities.

This voluntary role will suit individuals who have experience of working within a busy retail environment, but the work within this role is so varied it will suit anyone who has a few hours to spare and would like to learn a new skill and meet new people.

Our shops are often the first point of contact for many people accessing our organisation so a high standard of customer care values are essential.

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form.  Please then return the form by email to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE.  Deadline February 28th 2015.

Or just pop into one of our shops.

Staying Ahead Project Volunteer

Based in Ormskirk, West Lancashire or Chorley 

Time commitment: flexible

The aim of the Staying Ahead project is to support participants with mild memory problems during activities and programmes which have been specially designed to maintain skills and slow deterioration.
The role of the volunteer is to establish, maintain and develop relationships with service users and encourage participation in activities and bespoke programmes. They will also have the opportunity to help design and deliver programmes and activities,
This voluntary role will suit individuals who have experience of working with older people and have some basic awareness of the issues facing individuals with memory loss and or designing or running activity programmes.
A willingness to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check is essential.
Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form. Please then return the form by email to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE.

My Life My Decision Volunteer
Based throughout Lancashire 
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

My Life My Decision is a flagship service funded by The Big Lottery Silver Dreams programme and is being delivered in Partnership with Compassion in Dying and Age UKs across England.

The project aims to raise awareness of end-of-life rights and choices to ensure that older people can access information and support to enable them to make informed choices.

The role of the volunteer is to assist the Project Co-ordinator to raise awareness of the service in the local community and to support service users to discuss end-of-life rights and choices and complete Advance Decisions and/or Lasting Power of Attorneys

This voluntary role will suit individuals who have an understanding of end of life choices although full support and accredited training will be given. Excellent communication skills are also required.

A willingness to undergo a free enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is essential.

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form. Please then return the form to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment: 

Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE.

Silver Surfers Computer Volunteer
In Ribble Valley 
Time commitment: 2 hours per week on Thursday morning 

Silver Surfers is a drop in service run by volunteers at Clitheroe library, to offer older people help with learning how to use computers, laptops or tablets.  

The role of the volunteer is to assist older people of all abilities, to learn the basics of computing, as well as specific applications like on-line shopping, emailing friends and researching topics.

This voluntary role will suit individuals who have an above average understanding of computers, tablets, and using the internet. Excellent communication skills, patience and an understanding of the needs of older people are also required.

For an informal discussion about the role please telephone Stuart Collins  on 01282 680664. 

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form. Please then return the form to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, 

Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE. 

Dementia Support Befriender 
Based in Lancaster, Morecambe and District 
Time commitment: flexible

The aim of the Dementia Support project is to provide one to one support for a person living with early stage memory problems or has diagnoses of dementia. 

The role of the volunteer is to establish, maintain and develop relationships with clients and to encourage participation in activities and bespoke programmes this maybe in their own homes or in the local community.

This voluntary role will suit individuals who have experience of working with older people and have some basic awareness of the issues facing individuals with memory loss.

A willingness to undergo a free enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is essential.

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form.  Please then return the form to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, 

Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1J

Closing date for completed applications is 13th February 2015.

 

Promoting Independence Volunteer
Chorley or West Lancashire
Time commitment: 1-3 hours per week

Volunteer befrienders are required for the Promoting independence team in Chorley and West Lancashire.

This is to offer 121 befriending to people in their own homes or over the telephone. 

Expenses paid and training given.

A willingness to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is essential.

Please read the volunteer role description and if you are interested download and complete an application form.  Please then return the form to volunteerrecruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk or by post to Volunteer Recruitment, 

Freepost RTKU-AZYG-YRCA, Age UK Lancashire, 61 – 63 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JE.  

The closing date for applications is 13th February 2015.