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Age Cymru Gwent relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

 

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Volunteering with Age Cymru Gwent

  • Volunteer application form & FAQs

    If you are interested in volunteering please fill in the volunteer application form below stating the service in which you want to volunteer for.

    Completed applications can be sent to:

    HR Department

    12 Baneswell Road

    Newport

    NP20 4BP

    Or you can email completed applications to:

    hr@agecymrugwent.org

  • Appointment of Trustees

    Have you got what it takes? Age Cymru Gwent is looking for enthusiastic individuals with relevant skills and experience to join our board and help steer the charity’s future development in an ever tougher funding climate.

    We would welcome applications from those with expertise or experience in the legal profession, or have been working with carers of older people, or have been a primary carer themselves.

    For the last 40 years we have worked across the local authorities of Gwent providing first-class services to over 50’s. We work with older people from all walks of life helping them to remain independent. Our Trustees contribute actively to the Board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.

    Joining the board provides a great opportunity to help make a real difference to older people and their carers in Gwent and to influence decisions which could make later life better.

    How to Apply

    Please send a CV and short covering letter outlining your interest in the role and the skills you would bring to Executive Director of Corporate Services, Eileen Powell via email to: e.powell@agecymrugwent.org

    The deadline for applications is: 31 August 2019

    For additional information or an informal chat please call Eileen Powell on 01633 763330.

    Please download the document below to find out more about the Charity and the role of the Board of Trustees

Volunteering roles with Age Cymru Gwent

  • Life Skills Volunteer

    This volunteer role includes a diverse range of duties within service users own homes:-

    • Pastoral support to service user’s including emotional support, following Housing Related Support provided by a Housing Support Worker (HSW)
    • Providing a six week service user engagement programme as directed by the HSW in order to ensure service users tenancy is maintained
    • Assisting the service user to improve their life skills through a variety of practical and assistive interventions
    • Completion of accurate records of visits made and pastoral support provided.

    For more details please contact Karen or Jo on 01633 763330 or email lighthouse55@agecymrugwent.org

  • Monmouthshire Clubs - Volunteering

    Do you have a few hours a week to spare, to help out with our lunch and locality clubs? The clubs operate on a daily basis across Monmouthshire.

    Helping to serve meals or refreshments, wash-up, chat with the service users or take part in activities such as quizzes, board games, exercise.

    Ideally you’ll have some experience of working with vulnerable older people but enthusiasm and a sense of empathy is much more important.

    If you are interested please give Lindsey a call on 01291 673300 or e-mail l.davies@agecymrugwent.org  

  • Information and Advice Service – Volunteering Opportunity

    Would you be interested in volunteering for our Information and Advice Service, based in our busy Newport office.  We are looking for volunteers who can provide support to this service by dealing with basic telephone enquiries, taking referrals for the service and entering information on our computerised system.

    If you are interested in finding out more please contact Gail Gordon s.mapstone@agecymrugwent.org

  • Robins Service – Volunteering Opportunity

    Age Cymru Gwent's Robins Service are pleased to announce new and exciting volunteering opportunities for Ward Volunteers in Newport and Abergavenny.

    We urgently need volunteers that will support patients with completing menus, assisting with feeding, shopping within the hospital, keeping patients company, etc. For more information or to get involved with these exciting opportunities, please direct your interest to the contact in the relevant area;

    Newport, Royal Gwent Hospital & St Woolos
    Tarek Samad, Manager Robins Hospital Volunteer Service
    tel: 01633 234 129
    email: robins@agecymrugwent.org

    Abergavenny, Neville Hall Hospital
    Lindsey Davies, Team Leader Monmouthshire Community Services
    tel: 01291 673 300
    email: l.davies@agecymrugwent.org

  • Older Persons Integrated Care Pathway – Volunteering

    Volunteers with this service work with patients in their own homes, providing compassionate practical and emotional support as part of a Staying Well Plan agreed with the patient and their family. You'll encourage the patient to feel positive perhaps by helping with an old hobby. You will need to be willing to work alone with the service user so some experience of working with older people will be desirable. 

    If you are interested please give us a call on 01633 240198

  • Digital Inclusion Project – Volunteering

    Do you live in the Newport or Monmouthshire area and have some time to spare?

    We are looking for volunteers with knowledge of using iPads, iPhones, or tablets to help show the over 50’s how to connect to the digital world. 

    For more details phone 01633 240198 or email digital@agecymrugwent.org 

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.

What else you can do to support us

  • Take part in a fundraiser

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.

  • Get your colleagues involved

    Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.