Volunteer opportunity description

Age UK Camden is an independent voluntary organisation working to enhance the quality of life for older people living in the borough. The Camden Community Connector Project aims to identify and support older Camden residents to connect or reconnect with other people, interests and activities. 

Volunteers will be assisting the staff team to meet these outcomes and the role will include:

  • Meeting with the older person to discuss their interests and engaging the person in activities and opportunities that interest them.
  • Accompanying an older person to an activity, group or class to help them build confidence and links that will allow them to continue on their own initiative (examples could be a local community centre lunch club/dance class)
  • Championing the project and encourage people to take up the offer.

Requirements

Personal qualities most suited to the role are:

  • Good communication skills, enjoy converstation and meeting new people
  • Confidence to encourage people to take initiative and participate
  • Consistency and reliability
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Willing and able to be out and about and travel within the borough and meet people in their homes

Time Commitment: The majority of activites happen during the day and especially during weekdays.

  • 3-4 hours a week / fortnight

Out of Pocket Expenses: We reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

We will undertake a DBS check on your behalf.

All volunteers receive an induction to the organisation along with guidelines and good practice for volunteering.

Benefits to the volunteers

  • Volunteers have a contact person who will provide ongoing support
  • Any specific training or support needed for the role will be provided.
  • A great way to share your own skills and experience or gain exposure and insight to the issues that impact on older people.

To apply register you interest throuhg the Team London website

Pathway to volunteering includes:

 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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About the organisation

Age UK Camden

Contact:
Geraldine McCarthy
Volunteering Manager
Organisation’s website:
http://www.ageukcamden.org...
Volunteer opportunity website:
http://www.ageukcamden.org...
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