Every day, in so many ways, our Day Opportunities volunteers give their time and effort to make an incredible difference for older people. Without them, we couldn't be here when we're needed most.
Can you help in Lichfield, Penkridge, Cannock, Tamworth or Wombourne?
A little bit of your time goes a long way...
When clients come through the door at one of our day centres, it's your time to shine.
Being a Day Opportunities Volunteer puts you right at the front line of our charity. You will interact with older people and help to make their time with us feel extra special. You will help our clients to feel comfortable, supported and familiar with being at Day Opportunities, and as a Volunteer you will add the magic 'spark' that makes our support so personal.
You'll help us to run a wide range of fun, safe and engaging activities such as as gardening, arts & crafts and games, in addition to serving tea, coffee and refreshments.
Our clients come to Day Opportunities from all areas of Staffordshire. Some have dementia and other complex needs, so if you have experience working in this kind of environment then that's a real bonus - but if not then don't worry, we provide induction and training to our volunteers to make sure you're confident in everything you do.
If you're the kind of person who thrives on being around people, making a difference and spreading joy through your warm and friendly personality - we want to hear from you!
What you will get out of it
- A great sense of satisfaction, enjoy interacting with older people
- Do something different and socialise, enjoy meeting our staff and other volunteers
- Give something back to your community
- Party of a dedicated volunteer team
- Full training and support in aspects such as safeguarding, food safety and emergency first aid
- Volunteers tell us they find it really rewarding to help older people who have complex needs
What is expected of me?
You must be friendly, approachable and have a passion for working with older people. As you will be working with vulnerable people with complex needs, we expect you to report to the Team Supervisor any issue causing concern.
For an informal chat about the role, call Sylvia Dunn on 01785 788471.
Think this role is for you?
Fill in the application form now and drop it into our office, or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping our Volunteers safe throughout COVID-19
Our work supporting older people is vital in the community. We have continued to support our clients throughout COVID-19 and we couldn't do this without the incredible commitment of our volunteers.
Keeping our clients, volunteers and staff safe is our number one priority. We're following Government guidelines to keep everyone safe, including offering volunteers and staff COVID-19 testing.