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Day Centre Volunteers

Our Day Centres can be a lifeline to older people. They are invaluable, fun places where older people leave their troubles at the door and enjoy each other’s company over a hot meal.

Some people come for the social aspect and activities, some come for a break from caring responsibilities at home, while others are dealing with relationship breakdowns or bereavement.

Many Age NI daycentres are recruiting for volunteers right now.

As a volunteer in an Age NI Day Centre you will:

  • Establish, maintain and develop relationships with users within the Day Centre
  • Accompany clients on the bus to /from the day centre
  • Provide assistance with domestic tasks including serving meals and dish washing
  • Work with individuals to maintain their levels of mobility and independence
  • Be involved with the planning and implementation of activities in the Day Centre.
  • Provide assistance on Day trips
  • Verbally report any concerns about users to the Daycentre Manager

What skills or qualities do I need to have?

  • Good Communication skills and a team player
  • A liking for and empathy with older people
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • An interest in developing activities for older people

What is in it for me?

  • Social interaction and a chance to develop friendships.
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses

How to get involved

We have opportunities in the following areas: East Belfast, Dunmurry, Ballyclare, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan, Dungannon, Kilkeel, Newry, Lisburn & Portaferry.

To volunteer, fill out the volunteer form, telephone 028 9024 5729 or email info@ageni.org

 

Last updated: Jul 03 2018

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