VOLUNTEERING

 

Volunteering is very rewarding and people of all ages can take part. Our volunteers range in age from 18-91. As well as gaining new skills, volunteers can make new friends and become part of a thriving community.

 

Our volunteers support us with a range of services:

 

•  Helping prepare and serve a two course lunch at our Tuesday Club. They can sit and have a chat
   with our service users over a cup of tea, biscuits are always provided!

•  Setting up the venue for our two exercise classes, serving refreshments and helping the less
   mobile to get safely to the class.

•  Running our monthly Film Club and serving refreshments.

•  Volunteers visit people in their own home for a friendly chat and much needed company for people
   who may be housebound or lonely.

•  Gardening (grass and hedges)

•  Transport to medical appointments and social engagements.

•  Phone calls  – volunteers telephone people every week for a friendly chat.

•  Office work, answering the telephone, dealing with visitors to the office and general
   administration work.

•  Day trips  - pushing wheelchairs and providing company and support

 

 

    We are now looking for volunteers to help with:

 

    • Visiting people who are housebound or lonely

    • Car owner/drivers

    • Wheelchair pushers

    • Trustee / Committee Members

    • Corporate fund-raising

    • Tuesday lunch club

 

 

 

Volunteers do not need any formal qualifications, just time to spare, a caring nature and an interest

in the work we do in supporting older people in the community. A few hours a week can be very rewarding for volunteers and can make a big difference in someone’s life.

 

For more information about volunteering please email, telephone or call in to Assist or you can download an application form.

 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

 

Potential volunteers will have to pass a DBS (CRB) check and provide two references. They will receive induction training and ongoing support from the Co-ordinator. We also hold a monthly support/social group for volunteers to get together.

 

Assist Volunteers

Assist Neighbourhood Care Group

Withington Methodist Church. 439 Wilmslow Road,

Withington, M20 4AN

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