Activity Centre Volunteer

Health and social care | People and communities

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Location: 19 North Road, London, N7 9EY (see map)

Travel: Caledonian Road station. Goodinge Health Centre bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Chat informally to clients, especially in the lounge
  • Engage lively clients in conversation, take time to listen to them and spend time with quieter clients, encouraging them to have a chat
  • Help out in the kitchen: make tea, coffee & toast and keep the kitchen area tidy

What impact will this have?

  • Help make Drovers Activity Centre a fun and friendly place to be
  • Make Drover's visitors feel welcome and appreciated
  • Help us reduce isolation

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Ideally we are looking for someone who can make an ongoing commitment.
  • We'll ask around 3-4 hours a week (Mon - Fri, 10am – 4pm, day and time are flexible).

What else do I need to know?

  • We are looking for volunteers who: Love being with people; Enthusiastic and good communicator; Able to communicate well with people from all backgrounds; Reliability, punctuality and empathy; Understanding of, and compliance with Age UK Islington key policies e.g. Safeguarding, Data Protection.
  • We will ask you to: Complete an application form (incl. 2 referees); Have a short telephone conversation about what you’d like to achieve through volunteering; Have an informal interview; Attend a general induction session; We’ll organise an Enhanced DBS check.

Expenses

  • We will pay all reasonable travel expenses.
    If you volunteer for half a day (3.5 hours or more) we will pay subsistence/lunch expenses.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Practical
  • Catering
  • Cleaning
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal

Training

  • We will ask you to attend a general induction session.

Location

19 North Road, London, N7 9EY

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