COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER - Supporting older people

As a community volunteer you will support and work with an older person to help them achieve their desired goals. We want to ensure that more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life and this role is pivotal in helping us do that. When a person is referred into our service we help them to identify what they would like to achieve.

You will then meet up with and provide support to the person for about 6-9 months to enable them to achieve these goals. This is likely to be once a week but is flexible. What you’ll actually be doing is dependent on the goals of the older person but it could include the following:

•        Meeting for a coffee in a café

•        Travelling with/driving someone to appointments

•        Accompanying someone to a social group

•        Support with IT/Technology

•        Supporting someone to go shopping

•        Going out for walks

•        Supporting someone to become more active 


•        Good communications skills

•        Ability to handle personal data sensitively and confidentially

•        Happy to work as part of a team either in person or remotely

•        Basic IT skills/any IT requisites 


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Very flexible depending on older persons goals


This opportunity is available in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring

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