Befriending & Activities Volunteer - Orchard House, Cheltenham  with The Orders of St John Care Trust (Ref: 1170)
 
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Can you be a friendly face and listening ear to older people in your area?

The Orders Of St John Care Trust is a charity with 18 homes for older people across Gloucestershire. They like to make sure every person that they care for has an enriched life doing exactly what they want to do, whether that be joining in activities or simply having a cup of tea and a chat.

The types of volunteering opportunities available are helping with the group activities, sitting with residents and having a cup of tea and a chat, at lunchtime helping in the dining rooms, helping with the tea trolley in either the morning or afternoon and helping in the laundry.

If you can spare an hour or so once a week either in the morning or afternoon during the week, they would like to hear from you.

Helping out in the nursing home will give you immense satisfaction that you enhanced someone's life today and that you made a difference. It will also enhance your CV and show a caring side to new employers and that you are prepared to go that extra mile to help people.

DBS checks are carried out, however a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from volunteering.

Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 16.
What are they looking for?

All you need is life experience, lots of patience, a kind heart, good sense and an ability to work on your own initiative.

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When: Mornings/Afternoons, any day
Age requirements: 16 upwards
Where?

Orchard House, Woodmans Way, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8DP

About The Orders of St John Care Trust
 
The Orders of St John Care Trust homes specialise in the provision of long term care - residential, nursing or for those suffering from dementia. They also provide day care facilities, intermediate, rehabilitation and respite care. All services are provided for older people of any background, irrespective of race or religion, according the highest standard of quality care.

Mission statement:

•To deliver individual high quality care in an unobtrusive way respecting privacy and dignity
•To provide a homely environment in which residents feel comfortable and free to entertain their family and friends
•To consult with residents and fully involve them in decisions about their care, their lifestyle and their home
•To ensure that the residents and day care visitors enjoy a fulfilling life in an atmosphere of warmth and understanding
•To provide care services that are resident led and reflect diverse cultural values
•To train employees in order to enable personal development and achievement of individual potential and ensure delivery of the highest standards of care

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