Opportunity

Are you looking for a Volunteering opportunity?

Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of our older residents living in our Retirement Living communities?

Do you enjoy chatting with new people and want to reduce loneliness for older people? Then we may have the perfect volunteering role for you!

We currently have an opportunity for a Coffee Morning helper at our Forrest Way, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury retirement living scheme in the centre of Shrewsbury has a communal lounge with kitchen area in which residents can relax, socialise and participate in shared activities.

As an Activities Volunteer (Coffee Morning Lead) you will be hosting a regular get together of residents, supporting them with an opportunity to interact and socialise within their community, helping to reduce isolation and promote positive wellbeing. In this role you would be:

· Helping to set up the room before the group arrives and greet residents with a friendly face

· Ensuring that anyone coming for the first time feels welcome and supporting them to join in.

· Helping to collect any money (subs) for the event and ensure that it is handed to the appropriate person at the end.

· Making sure that the group has everything they need, encouraging conversations and making refreshments (tea/coffee).

· Clearing away after the activity.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, please apply!

Care Plus commitment to you:

· Induction programme to ensure you have the skills and confidence to fulfil your role.

· All volunteers will require a DBS check which will be paid for by us.

· Out of pocket expenses reimbursed, including travel costs

· Additional training opportunities offered

· All volunteers will be supported by the Engagement and Volunteer Team and their skills and contribution to the group will be reviewed on a regular basis.

We’re looking for Volunteers to help us to bring our values to life and ensure our customers receive outstanding services.

By volunteering at Care Plus, you will be part of an organisation that’s determined to make a positive difference to homes, lives and communities.

We know that people volunteer for many different reasons. Whatever your reason for volunteering and whatever time you are able to commit, we would love to hear from you. There is no upper age limit to volunteering with us, however you will need to be over the age of 18.

Join our Volunteering Team and help us to put the PLUS in Care Plus 

What skills do I need?

Be able to communicate clearly with residents, staff and volunteers

Be empathetic and non-judgemental towards residents

Be proactive in identifying where our residents might need help with activities

Be physically able to serve refreshments and clear away.  

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Interests

  • Health and Social Care

Activities

  • Befriending/Support
  • Supporting Charities

Details

  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Complaints Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ex-offenders Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/01/2024

End Date: 12/06/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Weekly Day and time to be agreed to suit

Location

Forrest Way
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
SY2 5RP

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