Volunteer Gardener/Handyman

Volunteer Gardeners required to help maintain the general upkeep of grounds and gardens surrounding our City Centre locations, Thorncroft and Lansdowne House on a regular basis.

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Leaflet Distributor 

A volunteer is needed for 1 to 2 days in every 6 weeks to visit our charity shops in Leicester and South Leicestershire, taking out the charity’s leaflets to replenish leaflet displays including tidying leaflets, removing old versions and replacing broken dispensers as required. Leaflet will need to be collected from Head Office at Lansdowne House, Leicester. The role could include time in the office preparing the leaflets to go out to each shop, or this can be undertaken by office based volunteers. A car owner and driver is needed. The person also need to be organized and be able to communicate with shop staff and volunteers.

 

Lunch Club Assistant - Market Harborough

Volunteers are required to serve meals and drinks at our Lunch Club in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Experience is not necessary, however, a pleasant personality is required.

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Lunch Club Assistant

Volunteers are required to serve meals and drinks at our Lunch Club at Thorncroft Building off London Road, Leicester. Experience is not necessary, however, a pleasant personality is required

 

Volunteering Opportunities now available in the Charnwood/Loughborough area!

We now have volunteer opportunities in the Charnwood/Loughborough area.

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Minibus Passenger Assistant

We now have volunteering opportunities in the City and County Day Centres as a Minibus Passenger Assistant, you are required to assist and support Age UK service users that attend our day centres via Age UK Transport . Main duties will involve; assisting the Minibus driver in collecting and returning service users from their residence, assisting service users to and from the vehicle, alerting the driver to any issues while in travel, assisting at the day centre in between journeys with activities, service user support, trips out and meals.

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Car Drivers

We now have volunteering opportunities in the City Day Centres as a Volunteer Car Driver, you are required to transport Age UK service users with your own vehicle from the home to the Day Centre and return, supporting the service user during travel. Main duties involve; Assisting, collecting, and returning service users to and from their home in the mornings and then returning them later in the day. Mileage is paid on a monthly basis. Valid MOT, Tax and business Insurance is required (business insurance for a volunteer is free to add to any policy)

 

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Befriending & Mentoring Volunteers

Volunteers required visiting and providing companionship to lonely/isolated older people living in Leicester City. You may also support older people to access the community and take part in activities, social events and groups that may interest them. Good listening skills, honesty, empathy, and reliability to commit to visiting on a regular basis are essential.
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Anything Goes Project Volunteers

 Volunteers are needed to facilitate activity sessions and/or social groups for small numbers of people who have been experiencing loneliness and/or isolation within 5 wards (Belgrave, Spinney Hills, Evington, Thurncourt, and Wycliffe). You will need to be aware of cultural differences and to show empathy to clients, and in some cases, the ability to speak more than one language (Asian and/or Eastern European).

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Day Care Assistant
Volunteers required assisting the Day Care Organiser in the development and maintenance of high quality wellbeing services. You will be involved in support activities when appropriate, including planned excursions and escort duties. Main duties will consist of providing support and assistance to users of the Day Care Group.
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Shop Assistant
Volunteers required assisting customers, principally members of the public, to make purchases of clothes and miscellaneous items donated to the charity in a ‘High Street’ shop setting. You must be able to act as shop cashier as well as maintain and assist in stock control. Major tasks include preparing donated items for sale, which may consist of sorting and steam pressing clothing, washing and cleaning items of bric-a-brac, polishing furniture and preparing books.
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Men in Sheds
Volunteers required assisting the co-ordinator with the day-to-day running of the shed, with particular emphasis on Health and Safety, providing guidance to new members, and keeping the Shed in good general condition.
 
Please note: this position will be based in Loughborough
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Warehouse Assistant
To assist customers, principally members of the public, to make purchases of furniture and miscellaneous items donated to the charity in a warehouse setting. You must be able to act as shop cashier as well as maintain and assist in stock control. Major tasks include preparing donated items for sale, which may consist of sorting, cleaning, and polishing furniture.
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Digital Champions
Volunteers required to engage older people with using Digital Technology IE surfing the net, emails, social media, Skype, etc and/or teach basic computer skills in a range of community setting, in a group or on a 1:1 basis. There is no regular commitment required, and the number of days and times will be negotiated before commencing.
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Catering Assistant
Volunteers required for various days and times to assist in our ‘Seasons Restaurant,’ at Clarence House. Duties will include; food preparation, pot washing, clearing tables, and helping customers. Experience not needed, but good communication skills, and a friendly nature is required.

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Further information about these roles is available from our Volunteer Department on 0116 299 2256.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland.


Contact Us
Volunteer Department
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
Lansdowne House
113 Princess Road East
Leicester
LE1 7LA
Volunteering@ageukleics.org.uk
0116 299 2256