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Help support our range of weekly activities for people aged 50+

Support volunteers needed for Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire offers a programme of weekly activity sessions open to people aged 50+. Led by qualified instructors, activities include gentle sports, Nordic Walking, yoga and Tai Chi classes, and a singing group. Each session needs at least one volunteer to help with the smooth running of the group.

Volunteers usually:

  • Open the room and help set up chairs/tables/equipment
  • Welcome participants, take the register and collect session fees
  • Help ensure participants are comfortable and safe during the session – providing water, making sure they are not too hot/cold, etc.
  • Help new joiners to fill out a registration form
  • Alert the instructor to any concern you may have about a participant
  • Provide refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits) after the session (not for all activities)
  • Clear away after the session and leave the area clean, tidy and secure

No experience is required, but you should be:

  • Kind, caring and friendly
  • Organised and reliable
  • Willing to help older people and to participate in training is
  • Able to work as part of a team, but also unsupervised at times
  • Sociable and a good communicator
  • Able to attend regularly, or to let the coordinator know in good time if you are not available so that cover can be arranged
Organisation
Contact person firstname
Paula Searancke, Active Living coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 959 4242

Location description
Various areas of Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMWed AMWed PMThu AMFri AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
‘On-the-job’ training. Formal training sessions may be offered from time to time.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from the activity coordinator.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and incidental expenses.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
25
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
5 October 2017

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