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Location: Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4EF (see map)

Travel: Wimbledon station. Francis Grove bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Accompanying our guests from their homes to their activity.
  • Assisting our guests as required.
  • Attend occasional training sessions.

What impact will this have?

  • You can enable a socially isolated person to have fun, stimulating social interactions.
  • You will build relationships and spend time with interesting people.
  • Your support reduces loneliness in Merton.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Our activities take place Monday-Friday and our customers may need help picking up between 9-11am, around lunchtime to access our cafe, or dropping off between 2-4pm.
  • You could help out in the morning, lunchtimes, the afternoon, or both. One day, or five days, it’s up to you.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will be part of our 200-strong Volunteering Team.
  • Full support from Wimbledon Guild includes a thorough induction to the Guild and your role.

Expenses

  • We pay out-of-pocket travel expenses (e.g. mileage or bus/train fare).

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Foreign languages
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Outdoor work
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Negotiating
  • Practical
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Dementia

Location

Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4EF

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