OPP OF THE DAY: Sedgley Hub Café Volunteer – Age UK Dudley

To provide assistance and support to the Sedgley Hub staff by helping with general kitchen duties and preparing light snacks and hot drinks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Engage with clients using the centre
– Prepare light snacks and hot drinks
– Ensure work surfaces remain clean
– Assist with washing up
– Stack and empty the dishwasher
– Serving supplied refreshments as required
– Maintain standards of food and kitchen hygiene
– Maintain standards in any food preparation and assist where required in food preparation
– Adhere to relevant Age UK Dudley policies and procedures
– To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:

– A liking for and an empathy with older people
– Experience of serving food and food preparation ( maybe at home)
– The ability to work as part of a team
– Good listening skills and an understanding of safety issues
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Sense of humour
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

 

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Small Tasks Volunteer – Age UK Dudley

To provide basic household maintenance for older people living at home, prevent accidents and to help them feel safe and maintain their independence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– 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 volunteering

Skills:

– 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 trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

 

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Myles Court Kitchen Assistant – Age UK Dudley

To provide assistance and support to the Myles Court kitchen staff by helping with general kitchen duties. Location: Myles Court

Duties and responsibilities:

– Engage with clients using the centre
– Ensure work surfaces remain clean
– Assist with washing up
– Stack and empty the dishwasher
– Serving supplied refreshments as required
– Maintain standards of food and kitchen hygiene
– Maintain standards in any food preparation and assist where required in food preparation
– Adhere to relevant Age UK Dudley policies and procedures
– To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:

– A liking for and an empathy with older people
– The ability to work as part of a team
– good listening skills and An Understanding of safety issues
– An Understanding of The need for confidentiality
– Sense of humour
– good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

 

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Foot Care Service Volunteer (Brierley Hill) – Age UK Dudley

To provide a basic toe nail cutting and foot care service to older people. Reporting to: ‘Stepping Out’ Foot Care Project Co-ordinator Location: Footcare Service at Mill Street, Brierley Hill

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Attend Foot Care clinics to offer this service, as agreed, around the borough
– Attend initial Foot Care training and regular update training as necessary
– Spend the equivalent of at least one two hour session per week providing foot care.
– Receive referral letters to the Foot Care clinic from recognised health care professionals
– Get clients to sign the Foot Care agreement/ disclaimer
– Sell clients their personal Foot Care kit on their first visit and stress importance of them bringing this with them for future appointments
– Provide a basic foot care and toe nail cutting service i.e. cutting toe nails and filing hard skin only.
– Make re-appointments for clients so that they have a regular appointment every 8 weeks
– To adhere to the policies and practices of Age UK Dudley
– To agree to a Disclosure and Barring check
– To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:

– A liking for and an empathy with older people
– Patience and understanding
– The ability to work as part of a team
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

 

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Shopmobility Volunteer (Merry Hill) – Age UK Dudley

To deliver / assist in delivering a quality shopmobility service. Reporting to: Project Co-ordinator Location: Merry Hill Hours: At least 4 hours per week

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Welcome customers and create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
– Complete customer bookings over the telephone and in person using both manual and electronic systems, correctly and efficiently.
– Assist customers to access information and resources requested by signposting them.
– Assist new members to complete all necessary paperwork and record ID received.
– Ensure all new members are fully aware of the range of services provided by Shopmobility.
– Input new members onto the database, mail out membership information and record in internal processes as instructed.
– Issue vehicles to customers ensuring they are suitable to their needs, where this is not the case suggest appropriate alternatives.
– Ensure customers are fully trained in the safe use of the equipment prior to leaving the premises.
– Clean vehicles on return from hire, reporting any damage or faults.
– Undertake light maintenance of equipment such as checking tyre pressures are correctly inflated and that foot and arm rests are secure.
– Undertake general administrative duties to include post, photocopying and filing as requested.
– Attend internal events, supervision and support sessions as requested.
– Adhere to relevant Age UK Dudley policies and procedures
– To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteering

Skills:

– A liking for and an empathy with older people
– Patience and understanding
– The ability to work as part of a team
– Good listening skills and an understanding of safety issues
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Sense of humour
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Charity Shop Volunteer (Stourbridge) – Age UK Dudley

To help with the day to day running of the Charity Shop in Stourbridge, raising funds to support services for older people in the Dudley Borough

Duties and Responsibilities:

– To serve customers and record purchases on the cash register
– To work with staff and other volunteers to sort, steam, hang, ticket and size donated clothing for sale in the shop
– To help keep the shop clean.
– To assist with shop displays.
– Provide information leaflets and signpost any inquiries for Age UK Dudley services
– Comply with Age UK Dudley relevant Policies and Procedures
– Wear personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:

– An interest in the shop, and an enthusiasm for raising money through its work.
– The ability to work as part of a team.
– A flexible approach
– Able to provide a friendly, high quality service to customers
– The ability to work as part of a team
– Basic numeracy
– A sense of humour
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness
– A willingness to undertake training required for role

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

OPP OF THE DAY: Tuesday Refreshment Helper – Bounce Back to Health and Happiness

Are you friendly, sociable and free on a Tuesday afternoon? If so Bounce needs YOU to help them with the most important role with their lovely group – refreshments – making their lovely members cups of tea or coffee as required.

Their friendly group is a wonderful place for older people to enjoy activities and social opportunities in a welcoming environment in Quarry Bank.

They are open on Mondays and Tuesdays, and activities on offer include:

Exercise class – including armchair based for those who are less energetic

  • Art class
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Line dancing

And most important of all, lots of opportunities to socialise and make new friends!

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Jenny Bates
Email:
 jennybates1@virginmedia.com