Interests

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

Activities

  • Groups and clubs
  • Support and Befriending

Age UK Bexley has a day centre for frail, housebound, older people in Sidcup and an additional centre for people with more enhanced needs. Day Centre volunteers assist the staff to ensure that clients are comfortable during their visit and assist with activities and at meal times under the direction of the Day Service Manager and staff. The clients generally have low mobility so are sitting down for most of the day.  The volunteers play a vital role in ensuring that clients are ok and don’t need anything. Also in supporting activities taking place, making teas coffees etc.. 


What skills do I need?

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. A willingness and ability to work as part of a team.  We would welcome volunteers who have: Empathy with older people; A reasonable level of fitness;  Reliability and trustworthiness; Patience and Sensitivity;  An interest in assisting with activities for older people

 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.

Interests

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

Activities

  • Groups and clubs
  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • 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?

Start Date: 20/07/2022

End Date: 31/12/2023

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

Availability Details

Full day session - 9:30 – 3:30 for our Enhanced (Dementia Day Centre) and 10:00– 4:00 for our wellbeing (general support need). 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. For this role regular testing for covid 19 will be required

Location

Sidcup Day Centre
Hadlow Road
Sidcup
DA14 4AA

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