Age UK Richmond upon Thames seeks volunteers for a variety of new projects. Perhaps you have skills and experience we are looking for?
As a volunteer with Age UK Richmond upon Thames you can expect:
- induction training
- ongoing support
- out of pocket expenses
- the opportunity to help make a difference to the lives of people in the London Borough of Richmond
- the chance to gain new skills and experiences
- to be part of a caring team
What Age UK Richmond upon Thames would expect from you in return is:
- a commitment to support older people
- the ability to offer your services on a regular basis
- reliability and trustworthiness
Current volunteering vacancies
Social Centre Champion
Our three Social Centres aim to provide a place where older people in the borough of Richmond can come together and enjoy a range of activities, exercise classes, wellbeing sessions and social events. Our lively centres focus on improving the health and wellbeing of over 50’s and we are always looking to introduce new members.
The role is for someone who is friendly and likes to chat, especially on the phone as it includes making phone calls to get people involved and engaged with our existing members, as well as helping us attract new members. There may also be opportunities to engage with local community promoting our centres and their activities. We are hoping to fill a role at our Barnes Green Centre.
Barnes Green Social Centre Volunteer
Would you like to offer practical help to ensure a friendly atmosphere at the Barnes Green Centre? Our centre offers people the chance to enjoy various activities, make new friends and enjoy each other’s company. This role will be best suited to someone who doesn’t mind rolling their sleeves up! You will assist the Centre Manager with setting up the main hall for the various activities and groups and generally assist with making sure our members are happy.
Gardening Co-ordinator Volunteer
If you are a keen gardener who is hoping to get stuck in to a new and exciting project, read on..
We will soon be taking on an allotment in Teddington. We are looking for volunteers to coordinate a small team of our clients, who will be planting and then maintaining the allotment on an ongoing basis. This role will be best suited to a patient person who does not mind rolling their sleeves up.
Nightingale Service Volunteer
Would you like to join our team of Nightingale Service volunteers? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our newest service.
Our Nightingale Service volunteers help support people who are recuperating at home after a recent hospital stay, or from a period of illness. Your support will enable them to maintain their level of independence. Each client will have a personalised support plan, so your tasks may vary depending on their individual needs. Your visit may include shopping, collecting prescriptions, light cleaning, conversation, accompanying your client to the doctors/hospital/dentist by foot or in a taxi, as well as helping to arrange outings and social activities and accompanying them. Our volunteer may also help with getting the home ready for discharge and tasks may include moving furniture and fitting keysafes (training given). Flexibility to work at short notice and the ability to work alone are especially helpful to the service. This role does require a DBS check.
Leaflet Distributor and Project Promoter
We are looking for teams or individual volunteers from across the Borough of Richmond to promote Age UK Richmond and its many services and activities. We aim to reach a wide and diverse group by delivering leaflets and posters to venues across the Borough including, libraries, cafes, GP surgeries and community centres. You will engage with people in these venues telling them about our organisation and gaining permission to display our promotional material. You will be provided with all materials and list of businesses and organisations. You must wear your ID badge at all times.
If you think you have the skills or experience for any of the above roles or you would like further details please contact:
Jackie Marie, Volunteer Co-ordinator, for more details and an application pack:
Telephone: 020 8878 3451