Support an Older Person in your Area

As a Community Volunteer you will support and work with an older person to help them
achieve their desired goals. We want to ensure that more people can live a happy, connected
and purposeful later life and this role is pivotal in helping us do that. When a person is
referred into our service they will work with us to identify what they would like to achieve.
You will then meet up with and provide support to the person for about 6 months to enable
them to achieve these goals. This is likely to be once a week but is flexible. What you’ll
actually be doing when you meet up is dependent on the goals of the older person but it
could be anything from supporting someone to get out and about again, meeting them for a
coffee and chat at a local café, or it could be supporting someone to use online services such
as online shopping.

Department

Community engagement

Responsibilities

Working with an older person to support them to achieve their goals. This will be
dependent on the goals of the older person but could include getting out and about,
assisting with shopping, attending different activities or enabling the person to feel more
confident using technology. 

Providing companionship, encouragement and ideas to help people establish new
friendships and enjoy new experiences 

Working alongside Independent Age staff to support people to achieve their goal

Knowledge & Skills

You will receive induction training and any other relevant training as required to feel confident to do the role.

You should be able to use your car (mileage paid) or public transport (expenses paid on receipt) to support the older person in the community.


Personal Qualities

Good time management, ability to interact with older people and an ability to travel is required.

General Requirements

All volunteers undergo a DBS with adults barring check as well as induction training before becoming active volunteers

Own transport preferred

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.