Activity Volunteer

To provide a friendly atmosphere for older people taking part in Age UK County Durham's activities so that they can meet together and enjoy a variety of activities and each other’s company. More information about Age UK County Durham's current activities can be found at


• To promote and be involved with activities which may include helping at events in local communities
• Assist with planning of activities or sessions where appropriate
• To support a regular activity for a group of older people
• To encourage social interaction between members
• To encourage members in a social activity as a means of staying/keeping fit and/or healthy/encouraging mental well being
• To escort members on day trips and visits

Skills & Qualities

• Dependable and trustworthy
• Have an outgoing personality and enjoy meeting new people
• Enjoy working as part of a team
• A liking for and empathy with older people
• An understanding of the feelings and needs for older people
• An open-minded and non-judgemental approach
• Willingness to undertake training

When & Where?

Age UK County Durham activities run on a weekly or monthly basis and times vary depending on individual activities.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Volunteers are required to complete the organisation’s volunteer induction and any other training identified as applicable to this role. The organisation provides appropriate insurance for all volunteers whilst they are undertaking their role. However, it is your responsibility to inform your car insurance provider that you will be using your car to carry out voluntary work. Travel expenses are available and will be paid up to a pre-agreed limit.

Volunteer Benefits

• An opportunity to learn new skills and use them to benefit others
• Work experience and a work reference
• A chance to meet new people
• An opportunity to contribute to and be part of the organisation

Other Information

This volunteer role may be subject to a basic or enhanced DBS check dependent upon the service provided to the client(s).

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Hours: Flexible Type: Support Work, Older People

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