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Join our lunch club team

Support volunteers needed for Age UK Reading in RG5

Our Lively Living Activity and Lunch club in Woodley offers clients 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 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 club is run in Alexandra Place Sheltered Housing residence where we serve succulent food prepared by the canteen for our clients

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.

 

Want to know more about volunteering at an Age Uk club? Read 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
Alexandra Place
Line 2
Southlake Crescent
Town
Woodley
Postcode
RG5 3QW

Map
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?
Fri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
10:00 to 14:00
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
29 June 2017

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