Older person tea party organiser


Our tea party group coordinators are a vital part of the Re-engage team.

Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.

As a tea party group coordinator, you will ensure older guests know when and where the next tea party will be held and who will be collecting them each month. This is an administrative role that requires planning and scheduling,

  • Welcoming new volunteers and ensuring they have the right checks in place.
  • Meeting / communicating with older guests prior to them joining the group.
  • Remaining in regular contact with Re-engage and reporting back any issues or concerns.
  • Responding to any issues and queries from the volunteers and older guests in your group.
  • Following all guidance in your group coordinator training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aim.
  • Planning and organising the monthly event, ensuring that tea party volunteers (hosts and drivers) have all the support and information they need.

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good administrative skills and IT literacy
  • Enjoys socialising and meeting new people
  • A friendly, empathetic approach
  • Able to solve problems
  • Patience and caring
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people

As one of our valued volunteer leaders, you will receive training, online support, and regular communications from the charity. This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to develop your leadership skills, gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, connect with lonely older people and make a real and lasting difference to their lives.

This is a flexible, homebased voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability.

Arranging the first tea party for your group is likely to take several hours of your time; once your group is up and running, however, you will be volunteering for around four hours a month (roughly broken down into two hours for a tea party and roughly two hours mostly on admin and some travel).

This is a long-term voluntary role, so we are ideally looking for individuals who can commit to volunteering with us for at least 12 months. Expenses are paid for certain activities.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer as a group coordinator.

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