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Run fun engaging sessions for our groups of older people

Arts / Entertainment volunteer needed for Age UK Reading

Age UK Reading provides front line services for vulnerable and elderly people in the Reading Area including social clubs, a befriending service, foot care, reminiscence and information and advice for our client group and their families.

We are currently looking for a volunteer to help organise and run activity sessions at our Lively Living Activity Lunch and Social Clubs. Activities could include group singing (with our Sing For Your Life machine), boccia, play your cards right, and more. Age UK has all equipment and full training will be provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Run fun engaging sessions for our groups of older people, using equipment which will be provided
  • Liaise with the Day Services Assistants at the clubs.
  • Attend various clubs around Reading once a fortnight (flexible)
  • Help to research and develop a programme of interesting activities for the older people who attend our clubs

Would suit someone who:

  • can be organised and lead group activities.
  • wants to have fun and help others have fun.
  • likes to get out and about.
  • has an interest in helping older people live a full life.
  • would like to be part of a team.
  • wants to contribute to a great local charity.

This role will be ideal for someone who has experience of running events and activities and is happy to get involved in singing along with our clients. You will need to be PC literate to the point of being comfortable using email.

We would need an ongoing commitment of at least once a fortnight, at various clubs with each session lasting approximately 1 hour. Also some time to be spent researching other activities and planning an activities programme to be rolled out across all our clubs

Contact person firstname
Ken Camichel, Activity Session Volunteer
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9502480

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
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
At least once a fortnight, each session lasting approximately an hour
Task type?
Arts / Entertainment
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedKeen learnerGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
You will receive a full induction and guidance in terms of becoming an Age UK volunteer.
Is support given?
Description of support
We will provide you with a named person to call upon as main contact at each club and a named contact in the form of the Operations Manager for every day you are volunteering.
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
By agreement
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?
Opportunity added on
18 August 2017

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