131 Club - Lunch Time Volunteer

Volunteering can mean something different to everyone. For some it's the chance to give something back to the community, make a difference to people’s lives, learn new skills, be around like-minded people or just a fun thing to do with your spare time. At Age UK Tameside, we believe volunteering gives our work added value, as it means we can support more older people in need of our service.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

You will support people attending our 131 Club (day support) by:

Helping to set up and clear tables
Serving meals
Chatting with people and making sure they have everything they need
Providing mobility assistance for people who need it

Lunch is served from 12.15pm and we would ask volunteers to arrive from 11.45am and leave at around 1.30pm, although there is some flexibility with these times.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

1 - Patience.
2 – A cheery demeanour.
3 – The ability to multi-task.
4 – Being able to think quickly.
5 – Punctuality.
6 – Willingness to learn.
7 – Being a good listener.
8 – Kindness and empathy.

Areas of Interest: Health and safety, Health and wellbeing, Older people, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Catering
Skills gained in this role: Catering, Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Age UK Tameside
Organisation Profile: Age UK Tameside is a local, independent charity, with more than 30 years' experience of supporting older people across Tameside and Glossop. We have an excellent track record of providing high-quality services that meet the changing needs of our growing, ageing population. We are here to help local older people remain safe, secure, active and independent. We offer a range of services to help people enjoy later life, including day support, information and advice, our Best Foot Forward falls prevention programme, community support, and support for anyone affected by dementia. We rely on the generosity of our community through volunteering, regular donations and support for our fundraising initiatives.
Charity number: 1142364