Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Admin
  • Café support and catering
  • Creativity
  • Groups and clubs
  • Support and Befriending

The charity operates a number of Befriending Cafés across the borough in partnership with other voluntary and statutory organisations. We are looking to open a new provision specifically in Bexley. This role represents a critical part of the charity’s developing community presence and its work in reaching new audiences. The role will be to assist and and/or lead sessions and activities for older people, on behalf of Age UK and in partnership with other local organisations and independent practitioners employed to support the resource.

This charity takes the safety of those that use and deliver its services very seriously. We work hard to ensure all risk management and infection control measures (Covid or non-Covid) are robust and in place across all our services. Where there are concerns in relation to this commitment the charity encourages its staff and volunteers to raise any issues with its managers, trustees and commissioners

What skills do I need?

Meet and greet older people Prepare and serve refreshments, play games i.e bingo or a quiz. Take any queries about older people’s services and signpost to Age UK Bexley. Join in with activities. Clear the area; put away chairs and wash up Keep basic monitoring figures (eg: numbers attending and number of enquiries received) Knowledge, skills and abilities: A willingness and ability to participate in mandatory training sessions as and when required. A genuine interest and concern for older people. An ability to advocate for, and support the interests of, older people using Age UK services. We are looking for: An enthusiastic and positive outlook; willingness and ability to get involved; Empathy with older people; a warm, polite and friendly manner; good communication skills; someone who is reliable and dependable

Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Admin
  • Café support and catering
  • Creativity
  • Groups and clubs
  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Driving Licence and Vehicle required
    if you would like to drive clients to and from the cafe, please speak to Age UK Bexley Office
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes No No Yes No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

A new befriending café has opened in Thamesmead, on a Monday & a Thursday morning 11am till 1pm

Location

Lakeview Court
Central Way
Thamesmead
SE28 8RE

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