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Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre- Over 65s Session Support



Details of the Charity:

Yiewsley Cornerstone centre is a local registered charity working within Yiewsley and the surrounding wards to provide opportunities for members of the local community to enhance and enrich their lives for the better. The charity offers a range of projects and services to improve the prospects of local people. The impact the charity wants to achieve will: Increase knowledge, wellbeing and skills, motivate, provide opportunity and reduce isolation. Our main service provision is the over 65s at present as we continue to run social sessions on a regular basis. The charity has ambitious plans to increase our work and activities within the community but we are in great need of people to help us help others.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our ‘Well Seasoned’ and 'Social Wellbeing' projects on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:45 to 16:00. The volunteer opportunity will involve assisting the project leader to prepare and run different areas of the session.

 The projects are social groups for the over 65s which are held weekly. The sessions incorporate different elements each week including games, discussion, craft and exercise and allows members to access vital information and advice on day to day issues they may encounter. Duties available include: 

a) Setting up and clearing down before and after the session (involves lifting tables & chairs).
b) Prepare activity equipment, resources and the refreshment preparation area.
c) Assist charity users with basic support during activities and offering a helping hand. 
d) Engage and befriend the group members in a kind and friendly manner.
e) Lead tasks and add on activities when needed.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and honest community charity and therefore we try to make our services and events as fun and accessible as possible, if you think you are a caring and easy going individual and want to make a different this opportunity is perfect for you.

Skills Required:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Polite and approachable
  •  Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated.
  • Certain elements of the role may require some ICT skills and knowledge of food hygiene.
  •  The volunteers will need to work as part of a team.
  • A professional attitude and caring nature are needed for this role
  • Volunteers should be flexible and use initiative when required.

Additional Benefits:

  • Small charity/organisation experience
  • Project management and community development learning opportunities
  • Customer and social care knowledge & practice
  • Supporting positive change in the local community
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony.
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