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Social Activities Volunteer – Vintage Farmers Social Café

Crediton

  • Volunteer
  • 2024-09-30
  • N/A
  • Travel expenses: yes
  • Job term: Voluntary
  • Job code: 050624-50419

Age UK Devon is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to support the organisation to deliver social activities for older farmers in a social group environment.

The role can involve helping to run social activities, welcoming clients at social activities and promoting the social groups within the farming community.

What the role involves:

The setting up and delivery of activities at the social group, using skills and qualifications to best use as agreed with the Active in Later Life Manager.
To embrace the vision of Age UK Devon to support older people to lead fulfilling lives and be able to actively engage within their local communities.
Supporting clients to access and engage in this social activity that may help to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing.
Working as part of a team of volunteers.
To be someone that older people can talk to who will empathise with them.
To understand and adhere to the relevant Age UK Devon policies and procedures, such as Confidentiality, Health & Safety and Equality & Diversity.
To contact the Active in Later Life Manager or Age UK Devon in the event of concern for the wellbeing of a client, alerting them to any serious or urgent problems.

Skills required for this role are:

Commitment to the value of older people in our society.
Ability to work on your own initiative.
Confidence, enthusiasm and ability to deal sympathetically and sensitively with a wide range of people.
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Understanding of health and other issues relating to older people.
Enjoy working independently and alongside others.
Our commitment to you:

We will support you as a volunteer through:

Providing information about Age UK Devon and a handbook explaining your role and key procedures (e.g. claiming expenses, health and safety procedures)
Providing ongoing advice and support
Regular updates via Volunteer e-bulletins
Positive feedback on your contribution.
Regular opportunities to express your views around the Age UK Devon volunteering experience.
Providing adequate resources to perform any tasks effectively.
Valuing your support, ideas and views, helping to improve the services that Age UK Devon provides through our volunteers
This cafe will be held at Mole Avon Store in Crediton, held every last Wednesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00

(and if available attend adhoc sessions / events that might be arranged)

Travel expenses details:

Travel

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

This cafe will be held at Mole Avon Store in Credit, held every last Wednesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00

Job location

Job category

Community, Volunteering Roles, Wider services

Profile

Age UK Devon We're here to support older people in Devon

Type of organisation

Charity

Sector

Social care

Description

Age UK Devon’s aim is to improve the lives of older people in Devon through delivering services and activities, promoting wellbeing and health, increase independence and access to local services as well as supporting families and carers – enabling people to get the most out of life.

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