Event Champion Volunteer

Age UK Somerset

Name: Event Champion Volunteer
Organisation: Age UK Somerset
Location: Where the volunteer will need to get to, Taunton, TA2 6BJ
Type: Part Time
This is an ad hoc role which only requires volunteers when an event arises.

Description

Event Champion volunteers attend local events to represent Age UK Somerset, providing the public with information on our services. This role offers a great opportunity to attend events for free and meet new people.

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Organisation Description

Age UK Somerset exists only to help make life better for the older people of Somerset and North Somerset.

There is much to celebrate about getting older, but our later years can also prove challenging: loss of confidence, lack of mobility, financial pressures and suffering from loneliness and isolation are just some of the issues our local older people face.

We offer a wide range of popular and well-used services and activities specifically developed to meet the needs of the over 60s and we need Volunteers to help us run them. These include a popular Befriending service, an Information and Advice service, lots of fun activity sessions, social groups and sessions to build confidence with new skills such as cooking, or how to use a computer. These services can not be provided without our Volunteers.

WE NEED YOUR HELP….These services can only continue with your support.

Our current 100 for 100 campaign aims to find 100 new Volunteers to make 100 older people happier in time for Christmas!
Please visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/somerset/news-campaigns/100-for-100/ for more information.

As a Volunteer, whatever time you can afford to give and whichever of our many roles you decide suits you the best, your contribution will be helping more older people to enjoy a happier and healthier later life.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Elderly

Types of Activity

  • Local Events

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

An outgoing personality would be advantageous, as the role involves talking to the public.


Benefits

Volunteers gain free entry to events and a chance to meet new people.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Travel expenses are reimbursed
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: Volunteers are covered by insurance while carrying out volunteering activities (not including driving or travelling to or from volunteering).
Special Needs: NA
Offer: Staff also attending events will be on hand to provide support.
Training: Training on our products and services is provided.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, References