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Age UK Merton relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

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Volunteering is a fantastic way of meeting new people, developing new skills, making the most of your abilities and doing something worthwhile within your community.

Trustee - Communications experience 

Following a skills audit undertaken by our board this year we are looking to recruit a trustee to join the board in November 2021. We would love to hear from people with experience in communications and engagement, to support the organisation in improving its external communciations and interaction with key stakeholders in the borough. The Trustee will play an active role in helping the organisation develop a communcation and engagment programme working closely with the chair, CEO and other trustees. Its an exciting opportunity to help the organisation communicate with a range of audiences across the borough, including users, statutory services and electacted representatives, other providers and funders. 

Trustee - Role Description 

Information and Advice Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support our information and advice team. The role would be assisting clients in their own home to apply for accessible transport schemes by form filling of blue badge, taxi card or Dial a ride applications. This is an interesting and vaired role which will allow the clients you are supporting to get out and about and maintain their independence and take part in social activities outside their home and remain independent. This role requires your own transport for home visits and will be a minimum of 3 hours per week commitment (expenses will be paid).

Information and advice role Description 

Befrienders

Do you want to make a real difference to an isolated and lonely older person in the community? Why not become a Befriender and visit one of our clients in their home every week for one hour. By providing 1 to 1 support to clients, you help to alleviate loneliness and isolation. Just chatting over a cup of tea can brighten their day! If possible, you can also go on outings together or maybe take them on short walks thereby helping to keep them active. This role may include referring any issues back to the relevant staff member at Age UK Merton.
The Befriending Service operates between 9am and 7.30pm, 7 days a week.

Befriender Role Description

Telephone Befrienders

Over the last year we have been offering our clients the option to have a telephone befriender while we were not able to offer visits - this has been a popular option and we will continue to offer this option to our volunteers. If you would like to befriend but are unsure if you would be able to do home visiting and would like to befriend over the phone please contact us to disucss. 

Befrienders for Carers

Are you passionate and wanting to make a real difference to someone who is a carer? Why not be a Befriender and connect with a carer in the community.  By providing 1 to 1 support to carers, you help to alleviate loneliness, improve social connections and access to community and wellbeing activities'.
 
At the moment this role will be based over the telephone and online however in the future we would look to introduce you to the person to provide face to face support. 


The Befriending Service operates between 9am and 7.30pm, 7 days a week.

Befrienders for Carers Role Description

Our volunteers

  • Chris, activites volunteer

    ā€˜Iā€™m very proud to be a volunteer here. Giving back to the community and having fun at the same time is very rewarding!ā€™

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