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RESPONSIBLE TO              Carers Short Breaks Coordinator


The object of Age UK East Grinstead & District is to support older people and carers in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas.  Based at the Swan Mead Activity Centre in Queens Road, East Grinstead, we provide a ‘home from home’ environment where we offer a variety of activities and services for older people with a wide range of needs and abilities.  In addition we run outings and holidays, as well as a range of other projects.

Main Duties

To help out at our Saturday Carers Short Breaks Club on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Specific Responsibilities

Help out with activities such as art and craft sessions, or games

Assist people with entering and exiting the building.  

Make tea or coffee, serve refreshments and prepare the tables.

Provide a friendly face and helping hand.

Verbally report any problems or concerns to the Carers Short Breaks Coordinator.

Participate in gatherings for the support and benefit of volunteers.

Health and Safety

Abide by all AUKEG&D Health and Safety procedures.
Wear appropriate protective clothing at all times.

Adhere to AUKEG&D policies including Confidentiality Policy and Volunteer Agreement.


Attend training as required, eg. Induction, Fire Safety.


Any other tasks as requested by the Carers Short Breaks Coordinator.


The 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am to 3.30pm

Disclosure & Barring Service

This role is not subject to DBS check

Person Specification          

Ability to work as part of a team

Liking for and empathy with older people

Reliability and trustworthiness

Punctuality, Flexibility

Tact and Patience

Listening, Verbal and Written Skills

Ability to Handle Confidential Information

Ability to Work Unsupervised