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Team Reading: Be part of the welcome at Reading’s Older People’s Day 2017 celebration – Monday 9 October

Stewarding / Event Support volunteers needed for Reading Older People’s Working Group (formerly ROPP) in RG1

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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celebrates the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.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.

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On Monday 9 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.

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!

Contact instructions?
Please complete the registration form found at:

https://rvaforms.wufoo.eu/forms/z12incki0pt7swx/
Location address line 1
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Line 2
Richfield Avenue
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 8EQ

Map
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?
Mon AMMon PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Single dates NEW
9 October 2017
Additional timing details
We need people for a minimum 2 hour shift between 11am-5pm

Task type?
Stewarding / Event Support
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedSociableSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
There will be an opportunity to come along to a briefing session before the event, date tbc.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
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
31 July 2017