Volunteer Club Helpers

Would you like to support older people in your local community? 

Do you have a few hours to spare on a weekly basis?

MHA Communities - Winchester is a charity offering volunteer based support and friendship to older people living in their own homes; helping to maintain independent living, improve well-being and reduce isolation and loneliness. We aim to help older people maintain their independence by offering opportunities for companionship, support and advice. MHA Communities - Winchester is supported by volunteers who assist in variety of different ways.

What would I be doing as an Volunteer Club Helper?

We require volunteers to help out at various clubs we run during the week. Volunteers are required to assist with the smooth running of the club which involves setting up and clearing away chairs, tables and equipment, welcoming and assisting members, serving refreshments, clearing away after the club.

We run a variety of different clubs throughout the week such as exercise classes, walking groups, lunch club and activity day held at various venues in Winchester, please contact the office for details on current availability for volunteers roles.


Skills and qualities needed for the role are:

  • Patience, empathy and understanding of the needs of older people
  • The ability to engage yourself and others in a wide range of activities
  • You will be reliable and punctual
  • Flexibility
  • You will have a clear sense of personal boundaries
  • Having the ability to provide a supportive and non-judgmental service
  • You’ll be willing to join in with training and development
  • You’ll be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Kitchen experience desirable for lunch club
  • Art and craft skills are desirable for activity day

What impact would I have?

Volunteers are at the heart of our clubs and are essential for us to be able to run our varied weekly schedule of activities. We encourage volunteers to share their skills and interests with our members and help support the smooth running of the groups.

Our members benefit enormously by attending regular exercise classes and it has a variety of benefits: it strengthens muscles which can help reduce the risk of falls, and physical activity is proven to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, and increase energy levels. Our group clubs and activities support members by reducing isolation and loneliness as well as supporting the development of new friendships.

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. We will provide you with ongoing training, support and advice throughout your volunteering experience.

There is an application and induction process which needs to be completed to enable you to become a volunteer with us. This will involve a number of stages including providing References, attending an online induction, completing a Volunteer Agreement and completing various online training courses depending on the volunteer role such as Safeguarding, Confidentiality and Moving & Handling. Volunteers benefit from local support in your chosen volunteering role, annual reviews, ongoing training and out of pocket expenses.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • 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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The United Church
Jewry Street
SO23 8RZ

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