The St. Mark’s Lunch Club needs volunteers to support their staff at their Tuesday lunch event. This is a hands-on role, and volunteers will assist both staff and members readily. Volunteers will assist members with a range of activities, which can include creative and gardening tasks, as well as doing quizzes, playing games and giving one-to-one assistance moving around. The programme of events is always varied, and there is a wide range of events, not just activities, but visiting speakers, bands and choirs also visit and perform. The intent is for these to be stimulating days for members and interesting days for volunteers.
Interaction with members is the crux of this role, many members live with dementia and need reassurance or explanations of the day’s events, others live alone, and have little opportunity for interaction with others, and chatting with friends and volunteers at the lunch is a highlight of their week.
What are they looking for?
The most important requirement for this post is the ability to interact confidently with vulnerable people. Patience and kindness are also required. The volunteer will be required to help with a variety of simple tasks for example supporting our members with creative activities. Help would always be given where a volunteer is uncertain. No particular qualifications are required for the role but the ability to form a helpful relationship with the members is essential.
This position will consider applicants under the age of 18.
When: Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon
Age requirements: 16 upwards
St. Mark's Community Centre, Brooklyn Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8DS
About St. Mark's Lunch Club (VG)
St. Mark's Lunch Club provides an opportunity for vulnerable people to get out and interact with other others, giving them an enjoyable and interesting outing and a nutritious lunch cooked at the club. They aim to make the day interesting and enjoyable by providing different activities each week: craft or simple gardening activities, quizzes and games, guest speakers and visiting groups such as choirs and bands (when elderly members can join in and sing). All attendees are frail and many have physical or mental disabilities.
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