OPP OF THE DAY: Small Task Volunteer, Age UK Dudley

  • Working with the project staff to undertake one-off household maintenance for, or alongside, and older person
  • To arrive at the person’s home as agreed to undertake the task and show identification card
  • To check the household maintenance task as agreed with the older person and occasional shopping for relevant materials
  • Be able to assess the task and to complete it safely
  • To use hand-held manual and electrical equipment to undertake tasks
  • To clean up following the task
  • Be able to assess the complexity of a task and refer on if appropriate or necessary
  • Agree to a Disclosure and Barring check
  • Adhering to relevant Age UK policies and procedures
  • Represent the professional standards of the charity
  • To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteeringSkills:
    – A liking for and an empathy with older people
    – The ability to work without supervision
    – An interest in household maintenance and DIY
    – A reasonable level of fitness
    – Good listening skills and an understanding of safety issues
    – An understanding of the need for confidentiality
    – Good timekeeping
    – Reliability and trustworthinessExpenses:
  • Age UK Dudley will repay any agreed expenses (bus fares, etc) on production of receipts paid out in the course of journeys, so that you are not out of pocket.  Travel expenses will be paid on a mileage basis for all authorised journeys undertaken.FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

    René Evans
    Volunteer Development Manager
    volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
    Tel: 01384 356150

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