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Could you help an older person manage their financial affairs?

Support volunteer needed for Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire supports older people who need help to manage their financial affairs.

The Money Management team formulates a plan to help a client, and volunteers help to deliver the ongoing support by visiting the client at home during the day, generally every 2 weeks.

This may include

  • delivering cash
  • helping them to pay bills
  • setting up direct debits / standing orders
  • helping to arrange payment plans to clear debts
  • sorting through their post

You will need:

  • a  desire to make a difference to the lives of older and disabled people
  • a kind, caring and friendly manner
  • the ability to listen and have empathy with clients
  • experience with managing everyday household budgeting

High level financial knowledge or qualifications are NOT required

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Rosemary Weech, Volunteer Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 959 4242
Contact instructions?
Mon-Wed office hours

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction training and ongoing training opportunities
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From a named volunteer coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and other expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
12 October 2018

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