Volunteer opportunity description

Are you able to share your creative talents? We have a number of volunteer tutors who share their skills with small groups of older learners.  If you have needlecraft, knitting or embroidery skills, please do get in touch. Our Art Tutors work together with our wonderful Arts Co-ordinator at our Drovers Activity Centre and there are opportunities to both lead and support activities.  All our activities play an important part in helping to reduce isolation, encouraging people to keep mobile and build confidence. 


What we are looking for: 

  • Needlecraft, knitting skills. Embroidery also useful.
  • 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.


  • Reward of seeing older learners build confidence, make friends and develop skills
  • Insight into the issues that clients of Age UK Islington are facing
  • Insight into the work of Age UK Islington & partner organisation services
  • Understanding of, and compliance with Age UK Islington key policies e.g. Safeguarding, Data Protection.

Time Commitment: 
Ideally we are looking for someone who can make an on-going commitment.  We'll ask for 2 hours a week (Wednesday mornings). 

Volunteer Re-imbursement:

  • 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.

Other Practical Considerations:

The Volunteer Admin Volunteer role is based at Age UK Drovers Activity Centre, N7 9EY

We will ask you to:

  • Complete an application form (incl 2 referees)
  • Short telephone conversation about what you’d like to achieve through volunteering
  • Have an informal interview
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Attend a volunteering induction session

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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About the organisation

Age UK Islington

Katie Skea
Volunteer Manager
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