Basingstoke Social Group Volunteer
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
Outline of the role
Our informal, friendly social groups offer a range of fun and engaging activities to support and promote the health and wellbeing of older people – everything from quizzes and games to chair exercises and singing. Occasionally we also invite in guest speakers/entertainers, and volunteers should be willing to help with occasional outings.
As a Volunteer you will help run the fun and engaging activities, as well as providing refreshments to the people attending. There may be some preparation needed. A dedicated coordinator will support you and relevant raining will be provided.
A range of activities is offered at each session including: quizzes, raffles, bingo, games, talks and sing-songs. There may be some preparation needed before each session, e.g. shopping for tea and coffee/crafts etc. photocopying quizzes (paper & photocopier provided at the ACH office) and collecting games from the office.
Each time is informal and everyone (including the volunteers!) should enjoy themselves. An induction programme will be provided by Age Concern and any relevant training courses such as food hygiene and first aid. A mileage allowance can be paid for travel to and from the activity centre.
The volunteers at each Group should work as a team and share tasks, such as, tea/coffee making, being involved in the quiz, helping members to complete their bingo cards (if required), lending an arm to walk through to the dining room etc. Members are however, encouraged to be independent where possible. Volunteers should also be willing to help on occasional outings to Garden Centres, Christmas lunches etc.
Each volunteer at the Group will be given training, support and management by the Volunteer Support Co-ordinator.
For this role you need to be:
• Friendly and helpful • Adaptable and open to change • Able to work part of a team
• Able to recognise the needs of older people and the challenges and difficulties they face.
(Personal care is not provided and helper’s are not expected to administer medication.)
Social Group Locations
Popley Social Group - Magnolia Court
Thursdays 10am to 12pm
South Ham Social Group - Westside Community Centre, Paddock Road
Tuesday 11am to 1pm
Winklebury Social Group - Hampton Court
Thursdays 10am to 12pm
Kingsclere Social Group - Rose Hodson Court, Kingsclere
Tuesday 10am to 12pm
How to Apply
Please complete the job application form
A CV is not needed, however a supporting document is required. Please upload a file which includes one of the following:
• a quick introduction, explaining why you are applying for this role
• details of previous roles/experience
• an outline of your skills and abilities, and how they are suited to this role