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Help us make our Weirside Club a comfortable and welcoming place to visit

Support volunteers needed for Age UK Reading in RG1

Our Lively Living Activity and Lunch / Tea clubs offer clients an opportunity to meet up with friends as well as have a nourishing meal, and we want our clubs 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 guideline.

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 

 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah Mullins , Administration Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9502480
Location address line 1
Weirside Court
Line 2
Orts Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3JZ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
Volunteer required between 12:30 - 16:30
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedKeen learnerGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Operations Manager
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel by public transport
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
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
29 June 2017

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