Club Helper

What would I be doing as a club helper?

The aim of becoming a club helper is to support the club / group leader / coordinator in running or the regular social clubs, outings, exercise / wellbeing groups, etc. All our clubs and groups are set up to help reduce feelings of social isolation, loneliness in older people; we focus on mental and physical wellbeing and always put the best interest of our members at heart.

The Club Helper Volunteers are required to help in setting up, running and closing off at the groups and clubs that we run. You might be asked to focus on an individual older person regularly to check on them and build a friendship or just work with the whole group.

Our clubs and groups vary from social coffee mornings, pub lunches, activity groups, singing, Tai Chi, day trips and many more. It is entirely up to you in what capacity and which clubs would you like to get involved with.

What impact would I have?

Our clubs and groups make a tremendous difference to an older person's life.

It could be that you’re the only person they speak to that day, or even that week. Our groups and classes have become particularly important especially after the Covid-19 outbreak as people became more isolated whilst staying indoors, and in a lot of cases anxious to come out and socialise, some might even fear to come back to their usual club so you might just become that important missing link to help them to jump back into the society.

Please only register if you are genuinely interested. Please ask any questions in the notes section when registering your interest. We can then have a chat (we will initially telephone, so please be aware you will receive a call from an unknown mobile number, followed up with a text message and then a final email). We can complete your application (digital or paper) and finally complete your DBS check and references.

We do ask interested volunteers to ‘try out’ an activity before committing to signing up. This will be for all face-to-face activities (excluding befriending services). This will be a great opportunity to see what we do and find out more about us. We have a number of ongoing groups, which can facilitate a person coming along and seeing what we do.

Skills

Why volunteer for MHA?

If you are passionate about caring for older people, MHA is the place for you. We are a national charity inspiring the best care at every stage of later life. It is our mission to enable people to live later life well and you could help us achieve this. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, this is more important than ever and we need help in order to keep up the levels of excellent care that we provide.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
    We provide it
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Location

Basingstoke
Hampshire

East Hants
Hampshire


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