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Support volunteers needed for Age UK Reading

We are seeking volunteers to help us run our Lively Living Activity and Lunch clubs.

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

Our clubs run across Reading and Woodley at different times during the week:

Chimneys Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4EN) – Mondays 10:30-13:30
Weirside Afternoon Tea, Activity and Social Club, Central Reading (RG1 3JS) – Mondays 13:00-16:00
Oak Tree Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4DZ) – Tuesdays 13:00-16:00
Cedars Bluebell Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Whitley (RG2 0NS) – Wednesdays 10:30-13:30
Cornerstone Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4TH) – Wednesdays 10:30-13:30
Woodley Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Woodley (RG5 3QW) – Fridays 10:30-13:30
Cedars Happy Prospects Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Whitley (RG2 0NS) – Saturdays 11:30-14:30

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.

 

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Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah Mullins, Administration Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9502480

Location description
Across Reading and Woodley
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Chimneys Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4EN) – Mondays 10:30-13:30
Weirside Afternoon Tea, Activity and Social Club, Central Reading (RG1 3JS) – Mondays 13:00-16:00
Oak Tree Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4DZ) – Tuesdays 13:00-16:00
Cedars Bluebell Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Whitley (RG2 0NS) – Wednesdays 10:30-13:30
Cornerstone Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Tilehurst (RG30 4TH) – Wednesdays 10:30-13:30
Woodley Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Woodley (RG5 3QW) – Fridays 10:30-13:30
Cedars Happy Prospects Activity, Lunch and Social Club, Whitley (RG2 0NS) – Saturdays 11:30-14:30
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?
Yes
Training description
Induction and Safeguarding training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
By Operations Manager
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
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?
3
Opportunity added on
11 January 2018

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