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Local Community Befrienders

During the pandemic many older people have lost touch with their local community; some have been isolating for over a year and have had no-one to turn to.

Now, as we come out of lockdown together, we are linking Volunteer Community Befrienders to a local older person who needs a little help. This could be through talking, a regular walk together, shopping, or just meeting for a cuppa and a chat. If you can spare a few hours each week please apply.

As part of our Community Response Team we will support you with training and provide ongoing assistance. This role will require a basic DBS check which the charity will carry out.

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Veteran Friends

There are many thousands of older veterans, their spouses and families living across East Sussex, Brighton and Hove. The pandemic, isolation and now re-connecting with the local community is adding to the stress and difficulties many people face.

As part of our Community Response Team, Age UK East Sussex is working with the veteran community to provide support where it is needed. We are recruiting volunteer Veteran Friends who understand and can empathise with veterans and their families. Providing a friendly face, a chat, a comrade, to get back out there together.

If you would like to volunteer as a Veteran Friend and could spare a few hours each week then please apply.

As part of our Community Response Team we will support you with training and provide ongoing assistance. This role will require a basic DBS check which the charity will carry out.

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Telephone Check-In Volunteers

The pandemic has affected all our lives and especially older people who have been isolating and may have lost all their regular community connections. As lockdown eases we want to quickly help people get back to normality and our Telephone Check-In Volunteers are vital to achieving this.

As part of our Community Response Team you will be calling veteran clients to see how they are doing. This is a one off call, rather than a regular befriender. You will feedback your call to our Community Response Coordinator via an online form. They will then decide on how we can best help the client. This role can be done from home and needs access to a pc or laptop, telephone and the internet 

As part of our Community Response Team we will support you with training and provide ongoing assistance. This role will require a basic DBS check which the charity will carry out.

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Local Community Response Coordinator

Local communities are the most imporant way to help local people. As a Volunteer Local Community Reponse Coordintor your role will be to support a small team of local befrienders and their clients.

You will be providing support and advice and liasing with our Community Response Coordintor about the activities and help your team is providing in your local community.

This is an important role mobilising local people. You will help identify clients that need support in your area and recruit volunteers to support them through us.

As part of our Community Response Team we will support you with training and provide ongoing assistance. This role will require a basic DBS check which the charity will carry out. This role is expected to take around 1/2 - 1 day per week.

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Get in Touch

  • Apply for a Volunteer Role

    Apply Online

    You will be taken to a secure online form which upon completion will be forwarded to our Volunteer Coordinator; they will look to contact you as soon as possible.

    Download Application Form

    Above is our Volunteer Application Form in document form; feel free to download, complete and return to us when you are able.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about our volunteer roles, or wish to return an application form, feel free to contact us on:

    Phone: 01273 476704

    E-mailvolunteers@ageukeastsussex.org.uk

    Address:
    Age UK East Sussex
    Faraday House
    1 Faraday Close
    Eastbourne
    BN22 9BH