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Older people’s Activity Group Coordinator- Greenwich/ London


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We are looking to set up a new group in Greenwich and need volunteers to help run it.

Apply directly via our website: www.reengage.org.uk/volunteer/new-volunteers/social-activity-groups/group-coordinator/

Become an activity group coordinator

As an activity group co-ordinator, you’ll plan, organise, and schedule monthly activity groups in your local area. This is an administrative role that requires communicating and socializing with older people and volunteers from all walks of life.
The activity group will be at the same community venue each month and will include older people, activity group leads, drivers, and the activity group coordinator. Activity groups normally last around between 1-2 hours and will include an activity that gets people moving such as dance, chair exercises, boules, skittles, or boccia.
Activity groups are free monthly groups that are open to older people who are lonely, isolated, and in need of companionship. Activity groups are a great way for older people to stay active and to make new friends in their local area.

To become an activity group coordinator, you’ll need to:

• Have a 30-minute induction call with a member of the Re-engage team.
• Submit a DBS check.
• Provide a reference.
• Complete online volunteer training modules.

Tasks include:

• Welcoming and supporting new volunteers into the activity group so they can start volunteering with confidence.
• Welcoming new older people to the activity group and contacting them before their first activity group so that they feel welcome and comfortable.
• Arranging the annual activity group schedule so activity group leads know when it’s their turn to lead the activity, and activity group drivers know which older people they’re collecting and dropping home again after the activity group.
• Matching older people to volunteer drivers, so the same drivers collect and drop off the same older people each month.
• Responding to any issues and queries from the volunteers and older people in the activity group.
• Following the guidance in the online volunteer training so that the activity groups are safe, enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aims.
• Keeping in regular contact with Re-engage and reporting any concerns to the team.
• Promoting the activity group in your local area so we can recruit more volunteers and support more older people.
• Keeping in regular contact with the activity group volunteers and older people and sharing any updates from Re-engage that are relevant to them.
• Completing a short online report about the activity group four times a year.
• Keeping your knowledge and training up to date by reading our monthly volunteer newsletter – Re-engage Matters.

Volunteer Management,Administration,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Community Work,General & Helping

Admin, Basic IT skills - internet & email, Managing People, Negotiating, Organising & Planning

> Good admin and organisation skills > Good problem-solving skills > A friendly nature > Good listening skills > Good conversation skills > Patience and understanding > A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people > Basic computer skills (our checks, training and activity group reports are all online and our charity is paperless)

This is a fun, flexible and rewarding role which will enable you to connect with, and make a real and lasting difference to, the lives of older people who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness. As a valued Re-engage volunteer you’ll receive training, support and regular updates and communication from the Re-engage team

roughly 3-4 hours per month total

Further location details may be provided below.

Ruth Ellen Carter

Greenwich, London- Local Venue TBC

Local venue TBC



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