Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are a local branch of the national Age UK charity, providing services to older people from all communities and backgrounds. With the help and support of over 250 dedicated volunteers, they reach over 50, 000 people in Nottinghamshire each year. You could be a part of this by volunteering with them.
Best Foot Forward Walk Leaders – Best Foot Forward is a programme of guided health walks in and around the Nottingham City area, funded by the City Council. Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire need volunteers with an interest in walking and physical activity to lead one of these tours.
Day Care Activity Support Volunteers- volunteers are required to have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of older people and a friendly, sensitive and kind approach. It is necessary to be comfortable in small groups or on a one to one basis with people with dementia. Tasks could include talking to older people about their life experiences, listening to music and reading and discussing the content with them. You will also be required to assist centre staff to deliver activity sessions both one to one and in groups as well as setting up and clearing away. Please Note: This is a post based at the Sybil Levin Day Centre, Nutall Road, Nottingham, NG8 6AD.
Events Volunteers – This post is based at events across the city and county where Age UK Notts have been invited to attend. A cheerful, can do attitude and a passion for the work of Age UK Notts are therefore required as you would be setting up and manning information stands.
Forces Friends Volunteers – As a Forces Friends volunteer, you would be visiting an older veteran in their own home on a regular basis to provide friendship as well as encouragement to join social groups in their community. Whilst not essential, it would be preferable if you have a forces background/knowledge of the armed forces.
Health and Wellbeing Support Volunteer – As a support volunteer, you’d be helping an older person to be less lonely and isolated, and helping them to lead a more independent life through visiting them in their homes, telephoning them, going on a walk, shopping with or on behalf of them, accompanying them to activities in the community and generally acting as a friendly face who’s up for a chat!
Telephone Signposting Volunteers - You'll be Initially picking up voicemailsfrom our answerphone system and returning clients calls. When completely confident, you will be moved to answering ‘live’ telephone calls from clients. Once confidence is devleoped further there will be the opportunity to volunteer face to face on our reception
Volunteer Form Filling Assistant (Office based) - You'll be meeting with clients and often also family members at our city centre offices. Supporting clients to complete often lengthy claim forms for benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance. Recording accurate notes on our electronic database
Volunteer Fundraisers – This is a volunteering role which can be based wherever you choose to help raise money for us! It can also involve a lot of fun whether it be running a marathon fancy dress or a bake off style cake sale! It requires unbounding enthusiasm and a tenacity to raise funds to help the older people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Volunteer Singers/Musicians - You'll lead a sing song session and accompany with instruments for our day care service centre users with mild to moderate dementia. You should have the ability to play musical instrument (we can supply an organ) and the ability to lead a sing song session (mixture of songs from old to modern)
Volunteer Shop Assistant – Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire’s West Bridgford shop need volunteers to welcome customers to the shop and ensure that they receive great service, restock shelves and rails and maintain shop displays.
Volunteer Ebay shop assistant - you'll be responsible for creating listings for the Age Uk Ebay shop. This is a great opportunity if you're creativley minded and enjoy workign to your own initiative. You'll be creating the listings from home, but will need to be able to travel to the West Bridgford Age UK shop to take photographs of the items to be listed.
Volunteer Telephone Befrienders – As a telephone befriender, you’d be calling an older person on a regular basis, providing social contact to reduce loneliness and isolation. As this role takes place from a volunteer’s home, it is ideal for someone who wants to make a difference, but doesn’t have the gift of time!
Winter Warmth Volunteers - Following a call from our safe and sound service providing the name and address of client to be supported; collect emergency heaters from the teams base at The Lifestyle Centre in The Meadows and dropp off at the client’s home address. Fill in the loans form with the client and signpost to other organisations as appropriate. Collect heaters and return to base when notified. This is a unique volunteer role as the needs are user-led and dependent on how many people call in need of help. However, using historical data it is likely that you would be called once or twice, dependent on how many areas you cover. Typically requests come in from September through to April. As the radiators are about 5kg in weight, you need to be fit enough to lift and carry one, including up and down stairs. Own transport essential.
Due to the length of the application and training process, Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire would like a minimum commitment of 6 months.
The location for these roles varies – some are based at the Age UK Offices in the City Centre, and others are based in different offices, or out in the community.
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- The Student Volunteer Centre will give you Age UK's contact details and they will ask you to fill in an application form.
- Successful candidates will be invited to attend an informal interview.
- References will be contacted.
- Some roles may require a DBS check to be completed.
- All successful candidates will be required to attend a full day's induction training session at Age UK.
- There may be other opportunities for developmental training along the way, dependent on your role.
Age UK has a number of volunteering roles available - please let us know which one(s) you would like to know more about when you register your interest!