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Day Centre Volunteer in Peterborough

Day Centre Volunteer in Peterborough

Organisation role · 3–5 hrs/Week
Peterborough, City of Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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WellbeingCommunity & familyOlder people
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Summary

We need help- In our Day Centres in Peterborough, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Wisbech and March

Detailed description

Volunteer role: To assist the day centre organiser

Key

contact: The Day Centre Organiser

Placement:

Opportunities in Wisbech, Peterborough, March, Huntingdon and Cambridge

DBS

check level: Enhanced level

Training

required: Mandatory Age UK CAP induction and service specific training.

Additional training offered as appropriate for this role.

 

ROLE

PURPOSE

To be able to spend some quality time with service users and

support the centre staff to provide a variety of engaging activities for the

session. You will be helping service users to take part in both group and 1-2-1

activities and ensuring that all service users feel welcome, included and have

an enjoyable time when they attend our day centre.

 

Skills/Abilities

and experience beneficial to the role

A real desire to make a difference to older people’s lives but

you may also have:

 

• An ability to work as a team member

• A friendly, enthusiastic, and patient approach to working with

people.

• An understanding of the need for an older person to retain

their independence and their ability to make decisions.

• Be reliable and responsible for own actions.

• Be able to empathise, respect and engage with all service

users regardless of cultural or social background

• Demonstrate strong listening and good communication skills

• An interest and enthusiasm for developing activities for older

people Tasks/responsibilities

• Help set up and join in with activities, including craft,

quizzes and entertainment.

• Support service users to take part in both group and

individual activities

• To engage with the supervision, direction and support offered

by Age UK CAP

• Undertake training as required for this role

• Respect service users and organisation confidentiality at all times.

• Raising awareness of general services and activities which

might be provided by Age UK CAP or others, to the benefit of older people and

their families

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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Working with and for older people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We provide a wide range of services and support, to enable independent living at home. We welcome volunteers to support our work and help with fundraising.