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Help us make our Cedars Happy Prospects Saturday club a comfortable and welcoming place to visit

Support volunteers needed for Age UK Reading in RG2

We are looking for volunteers to assist at our Saturday club which is held on approximately three of every four Saturdays. We would be interested in volunteers who could either assist at every club or could assist at one in every two clubs.

Our Lively Living Activity and Lunch clubs offers clients an opportunity to meet up with friends as well as have a nourishing meal,. We want our club to be a comfortable and welcoming place for our clients to visit – the well-being and enjoyment of our clients is of first importance to us. We would expect our volunteers to work with us to achieve this aim.

Our clubs are run in Sheltered Housing residences based around Reading where we serve succulent food prepared by their canteens for our lunch clubs and prepare rolls and provide cakes at our tea club.

Most volunteers work weekly, but we are always happy to consider other arrangements such as working every other week. Volunteers will report to the club’s member of staff responsible for the running of the club on that day, and will be expected to work within the charity’s guidelines.

Key Responsibilities may include:

  • Setting up – arranging tables and chairs as necessary, setting tables.
  • Ensuring any clients with mobility problems are able to access the dining area.
  • Welcoming clients as they arrive.
  • Preparing and serving hot and cold drinks.
  • Serving meals or handing out rolls and cakes.
  • Push wheelchair clients short distances.

Essential Skills:

  • Be friendly and caring.
  • Have the ability to empathise with older people.
  • Have a flexible attitude.

Interested but want to know a little more? Take a look at Gabriele’s Volunteering Story 

Contact person firstname
Sarah Mullins, Administration Officer
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9502480
Location address line 1
Cedar Court
Line 2
30 Whitley Rise

Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Sat AMSat PM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
11:00 - 15:00
Task type?
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedKeen learnerGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Is support given?
Description of support
By Operations Manager
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Public transport
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?

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