Once again we are seeking volunteers to help at Reading’s event in support of UK Older People’s Day. UK Older People’s Day celebrates the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes. The theme of the event this year is emotional and mental well-being and there will be a range of fun taster sessions, exercise classes, singing etc for attendees to try out.
On Monday 1 October Reading Older People’s Working Group (OPWG), in partnership with local voluntary sector organisations and community groups, 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 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.
Can’t help out on the day itself? We need volunteers to set up at Broad Street Mall on Sunday 30th September, from 4 pm until 8 pm approx.
As part of the 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.
Please complete the simple registration form found HERE to be part of the team!