Visiting & Activity Group Volunteers

St Monica Trust

Name: Visiting & Activity Group Volunteers
Organisation: St Monica Trust
Location: St Monica Trust, Sandford Station Retirement Village, Station Road, Sandford, North Somerset, BS25 5RF
Type: Part Time
Our volunteer roles are flexible and most volunteers come in for just a couple of hours each week. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to our residents for at least six months.


When you volunteer at St Monica Trust, your focus will be on building relationships with our residents. We know that volunteers bring a range of skills that add variety and enrich life in our communities. That’s why we’re keen to hear from you. From lending a hand at a coffee morning, to sharing your love of gardening, there’s plenty of ways to get involved. You might like to support regular activities in our care home, or help out at special events in our retirement community. There’s also the chance to spend time with an older person; providing a regular visit to provide conversation, companionship, share news, or help someone to get out and about.

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Organisation Description

Providers of accommodation and support for older people to enable them to live independent, dignified and fulfilled lives.


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Cause / Interests

  • Elderly

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications


An understanding of the needs and aspirations of older people
Ability to initiate and engage in conversation with older people
Good listening skills
Tact, patience and diplomacy
Experience of communicating with a wide range of people from different backgrounds
A commitment to valuing equality and diversity.


• Be active and involved in your local community.
• Make new friends and gain experience working with older people.
• Learn something new about yourself.
• Do something you’re good at.
• Increase, improve and maintain your skills.
• Make a real difference.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: No
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, Interview, References, Trial Period