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 requires a basic DBS check which the charity pays for.
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 Respone 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.
We will support you with training and provide assistance. This role requires a basic DBS check which the charity will pay for.
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 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 Coordintor 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
We will provide you with training and assistance. This role requires a basic DBS check which the charity will pay for.
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 recuit volunteers to support them through us.
As part of our Community Response Team we will provide you with training, support and assistance. This role requires a basic DBS check, which we will provide and pay for, and it is expected to take around 1/2 - 1 day per week.
Get in Touch
Apply for a Volunteer Role
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.
Above is our Volunteer Application Form in document form; feel free to download, complete and return to us when you are able.
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
Age UK East Sussex
1 Faraday Close