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We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities so you're bound to find something that fits with your skills and the amount of time you can give.

Befriender

Our visitor and telephone befriending services offer support and companionship to older people who are socially isolated and in need of friendship.

Voluntary role

To visit and actively listen to or telephone an older person each week, meet new people and learn new skills.

Volunteer attributes
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • A caring and friendly disposition
  • A good sense of humour
  • Honesty and reliability
  • A good understanding of and empathy with older people

A DBS check is required for visiting befrienders.

Find out more about the Befriending Service

Drivers (minibus)

With the assistance of our volunteer drivers we can offer vulnerable older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in activities such as bingo, quizzes, etc.

Voluntary role

Volunteer drivers drive our Age UK minibus and escort service users to and from various venues across the Borough of St Helens. They assist older people getting on and off the bus. Our clients may be vulnerable, isolated and frail older people.

Volunteer attributes
  • A full, clean driving licence, not PSV as our buses all have a maximum of 16 seats
  • Empathy with older people
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork and organisational skills

A DBS check is required for this role.

Fundraisers

Voluntary role

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Fundraising team to promote and raise awareness of AUKMM and help to organise fundraising events and activities.

Volunteer attributes
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • A good communicator
  • Friendliness, enthusiasm and reliability

Gardeners

The Mansion House is a unique and beautiful Grade II listed venue that is owned and managed by Age UK Mid Mersey, with extensive public gardens.

Voluntary role

Volunteers are needed to help with the upkeep, development and protection of the gardens and outdoor spaces at our Mansion House site so that they can be enjoyed by all visitors. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and working in the outdoors this is the perfect role for you.

Volunteer attributes
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Friendliness, enthusiasm and reliability
  • Some experience of gardening
  • This role can be physically demanding so you'd need to be reasonably fit and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Find out more about The Mansion House

Helping Hands Service volunteer

Our Helping Hands volunteers provide help with those odd little jobs that can cause a big headache for older and vulnerable people.

Voluntary role

To offer low level support with domestic tasks such as changing curtains, settee covers or light bulbs, re-arranging furniture, clearing clutter and clearing lofts.

Volunteer attributes
  • Good communication skills
  • A caring and friendly disposition
  • Honesty and reliability
  • A car driver is preferred as Helping Hands jobs could be anywhere within the boroughs

A DBS check is required for this role.

Find out more about the Helping Hands Service

Hospitality / housekeeping assistants

The Mansion House is a unique and beautiful Grade II listed venue that is owned and managed by Age UK Mid Mersey, boasting a café and coffee shop open to the public.

Voluntary role
  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Operating the till
  • Taking orders
  • Serving pre-prepared food
  • Serving drinks
  • Laying out and clearing tables
  • Help with cleaning duties and maintaining a high standard of hygiene

Volunteer attributes
  • A friendly and cheerful disposition
  • Good communication and numeracy skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Adaptability to undertake a variety of tasks
  • Work well under pressure at busy times
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • An understanding of keeping a food environment scrupulously clean
  • Work within strict health and safety guidelines at all times

Find out more about The Mansion House

Laundry volunteer

If you like doing laundry and have a desire to help others then a volunteer role at The Mansion House may be perfect for you.

Voluntary role

Washing, drying and ironing items from our hospitalities function, including uniforms, table linen, chair covers, etc.

Volunteer attributes
  • Attention to detail
  • Working to set standard and timescales
  • Honesty and reliability

Find out more about The Mansion House

Older People's Forum Member

Halton Older People’s Empowerment Network (Halton OPEN) is a local independent forum facilitated by Age UK Mid Mersey and established as a conduit for the voices of Halton’s older people.

Voluntary role

To promote improved quality of life by empowering older people and their carers to undertake campaigns in order to influence decision-makers.

Volunteer attributes
  • The willingness to make a contribution to the life of the local community
  • Specialist skills and life experiences which you are willing to share for the benefit of the community
  • The desire to make a difference

Find out more about Halton OPEN

Receptionist

Voluntary role

To act as the first point of contact with our clients, answering and directing phone calls and greeting visitors.

Volunteer attributes
  • Responsible and committed
  • Able to deal with enquiries efficiently
  • Good at listening with a calm and sympathetic manner
  • Respectful of confidentiality at all times
  • Good telephone and administrative skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Social inclusion volunteer

We offer a range of social groups, activities and events that enable older people to get together, have fun, learn new skills and stay healthy.

Voluntary role
  • To help facilitate groups at various venues
  • Encourage and help older people to participate fully in the activities
  • Help serve refreshments and facilitate bingo, raffles, etc.
Volunteer attributes
  • Good communication skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • A caring and friendly disposition
  • A good understanding of and empathy with older people

A DBS check is required for this role.

Find out more about our leisure and social activities 

 

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