Bridging generations – Volunteering with Older People

We would love to recruit some enthusiastic volunteers to make a difference to the lives of older people at fitness, wellbeing and social sessions. Join the Community Programmes team as a vital volunteer for our older people’s sessions and help bring joy and friendship to the lives of some of the most isolated members of our community.

Saturday Feel Good Club – 11-2pm
@ Colombo Centre, 34-68 Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP
Wellbeing sessions for older people including spin, stretch, massage and healthy eating. Welcome participants, complete registers and provide refreshments as well as friendship.

Coffee mornings – Thursday 11am-1pm
@ Colombo Centre, 34-68 Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP

Support local older people to plan and facilitate activities and workshops as well as making teas and coffees and having a friendly chat.

Main Duties:

  • Help set up and ensure the space is safe and welcoming
  • Welcome older people and complete the register
  • Engage older people in activities, workshops, games and wellbeing sessions
  • Make refreshments including tea and coffee and healthy snacks
  • Chat and listen to older people
  • Help tidy up and debrief after the session
  • Plan for future sessions
  • Be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns and flag them up with the appropriate staff member as soon as possible.

We are keen to involve you in shaping how we work with volunteers to give them more responsibility, recognition and opportunities.

Other Information:

Travel expenses will be reimbursed with provision of receipts

Full induction and training opportunities will be provided

About Coin Street Community Builders

Coin Street Community Builders is a social enterprise and development trust responsible for developing and managing a significant part of London’s vibrant South Bank.

Our 13 acre estate includes:

  • the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, home to designer-maker studios, exhibition and gallery spaces
  • a successful conference centre
  • cafes, bars and restaurants
  • parks and the Riverside Walkway
  • award winning co-operative housing
  • a family and children’s centre providing family support and a nursery

Coin Street provides a wide programmes of free and affordable youth and adult programmes at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre and nearby Colombo Sports Centre.

Application procedure

To apply please download the registration form and volunteer application form from our website and return this to l.reynolds@coinstreet.org. Alternatively, please contact Laura for an application form and chat about the role.

Contact:

Laura Reynolds
Phone: 020 7021 1622
Email: l.reynolds@coinstreet.org

Job Details

Volunteer Role

Relevant Information

Volunteer application form

Community programmes registration form

Role description

Location: London