As a Activity or Shopping Support Volunteer you could help improve the quality of life of people within your community.
What do Activity / Shopping Support volunteers do?
Activity and Shopping Support volunteers form a supportive relationship with a person to build their confidence and empower them to engage with their local community.
Here you will accompany a client and support them to attend and participate in activities and hobbies such as exercise, creative or learning sessions. This could in online, via a telephone call and/or Zoom, or in-person.
Here you will provide friendly and supportive assistance for people to complete their weekly shopping. Where activities are delivered digitally, you will support the client to use a device to access online grocery shopping.
What are the benefits?
- It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
- You'll be giving something back to your community
- You get to be part of Age UK East London's network of volunteers
- Volunteers tell us they find the work inspiring and rewarding
What is expected of me?
Activity and Shopping Support volunteers are expected to meet or call/video call their client for between 1-2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
You will also be expected to attend a short training session and complete a DBS check and references.
How do I learn more about the roles and apply?
Please have a read of the task outlines below for details about each role. If you would like to speak to a member of the Age UK East London Volunteering team before submitting your application, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Grace Patient at email@example.com.