Social Group Volunteer - St Gabriel's Church

We are a group that meet every Monday from 9.30am till 12pm. Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly place for people, particularly those who may be lonely or socially isolated, to meet others, to make friends and to engage in activities that stimulate conversation and promote good mental and physical health. We have a very friendly group of seven volunteers but are looking for extra volunteers to help us.
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

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

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

The duties of a volunteer include:
• Making tea and coffee/ toast for the visitors
• Serving the above to the visitors
• Engaging with the visitors in a friendly manner so that they feel welcome
• Washing up
• Tidying up at the end of the session

A volunteer may have other things to offer such as leading activities such as crafts, art, bingo, games, music, singing, hand massage, etc – but this is not compulsory!

Areas of Interest: Art, Community, Community centre, Craft, Men, Mental Health, Older people, Social Welfare, Women
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Catering, Lending a helping hand
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: St Gabriel's Church
Organisation Profile: St Gabriel's Community Place of Welcome We are open every Monday from 9.30 till 12.30, offering a friendly place for people to come for a chat, tea/coffee, toast and cake. Our aim is to help to combat loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly and vulnerable members of our community. A lovely warm atmosphere prevails; we play Bingo and Beetle Drive; memory games and quizzes are used to stimulate the brain and we also offer chair yoga/aerobics and hand massages. We sometimes do craft activities, hold music sessions and singalongs and occasionally have visits from children from the local primary school. Everything is free of charge to our visitors.