Be part of the welcome at Reading Older People’s Day 2016 celebration – Friday 14 October

Reception / Meet and greet volunteers needed for Reading Older People’s Working Group (formerly ROPP) in RG1

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People are living longer and 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. The main aim of UK Older People’s Day is to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

OPD 2016

On Friday 14 October Reading Older People’s Working Group (OPWG) is organising a celebration event with a wide range of presentations, demonstrations and information displays. We need a team of volunteers to act as welcomers, refreshments helpers, stewards and guides to help visitors get the most from the event.

If you could help on the day, and attend a briefing session during the previous week, we want to hear from you. As well as helping the day run smoothly, you’ll meet some new people and find out lots about a range of topics. And you don’t have to be an ‘older person’ to volunteer – this is an intergenerational event with an older people focus, so it’s a chance for anyone to contribute.

As part of our new Team Reading initiative Reading Voluntary Action is coordinating the recruitment of the hosting volunteer team on behalf of the members of the OPWG, and volunteers who are already established with member organisations in other ways are very welcome to sign up and join with new recruits to help form the hosting team for the event.

If you can help out please contact Michelle.Berry@reading.gov.uk NOW!!

Contact person firstname
Michelle
Lastname
Berry
Contact person's position
Neighbourhood Co-ordinator for Older People’s Services
Mobile?
07834 335 103
Contact instructions?
Don't delay contact Michelle today
Location address line 1
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Line 2
Richfield Avenue
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 8EQ

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Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
For a one off event
What times and days of the week?
Fri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Date description
Friday 14 October 2016
Single dates NEW
14 October 2016
Additional timing details
We need people between 12-5pm
Task type?
Reception / Meet and greet
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedSociableSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
There will be a briefing before the event and volunteers will have a named team leader on the day
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Refreshments are provided and local bus fares will be reimbursed for volunteers completing at least 3 hours support upon production of a receipt
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
20
Opportunity added on
3 August 2016