Scams Advice Volunteer

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bristol/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/
Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
2-4 per week. Days and times to be discussed with project manager
Details of Role: 

 

Scams Advice Volunteer

Introduction

At Age UK Bristol we help make sure that everyone in Bristol can love later life. We do this by supporting and empowering older people, helping other organisations to work together, and championing the interests of older people in the city.

 

Our organisational objectives are to:

  • Provide top-quality services and support to all older people in Bristol.
  • Lead and enable collaboration between other organisations working with older people in Bristol
  • Influence public spending and policies in a way that benefits older people in the city
  • Promote positive attitudes to ageing in Bristol

We do this by:

  • Providing quality information
  • Delivering quality services
  • Involving older people
  • Giving older people a voice
  • Working in partnership
  • Maintaining an effective organisation

Volunteers are important and valued members of the team at Age UK Bristol. We will do our best to make your volunteer experience enjoyable and rewarding

 

Purpose of Scams Advice volunteer role

To help people avoid being scammed by spotting the warning signs, learning about different scams, knowing what to do if you think something is a scam.

 

The role involves

Key tasks/activities listed here

  • Delivering talks in person or online to groups about how to identify and avoid being scammed and where to find help if you have been targeted.
  • Undertaking one-to-one information, advice and support online, on the phone or in person about identifying and avoiding being scammed and where to find help if you have been targeted.
  • Complete monitoring paperwork.
  • Updating Client Database where relevant.
  • Adhering to all AgeUK Bristol policies and procedures, such as Confidentiality, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.
  • Attending training sessions and volunteer meetings as appropriate.

Qualities and skills required for this role

  • Ability to communicate clearly and engage with clients from all backgrounds, abilities and needs.
  • Empathy, understanding and ability to build a rapport with clients
  • I.T. skills for presentations and admin.
  • Patience!

Training

  • We offer induction training and other relevant training opportunities to enable you to fulfil this volunteer role.
  • Age UK National Scams Prevention and Support training online
  • Action Fraud Scams Prevention and Support training online
  • Charitylog training

Hours to be available

To be agreed with the service manager.

A degree of flexibility is required.

Approx half a day per week.

 

Location

Across Bristol

Central Bristol

Expenses

AgeUK Bristol will pay all out of pocket travel expenses

 

 

Closing Date: 
Friday, 5 August, 2022 - 15:00
How to Apply: 

Please download a Volunteer Application Form from our Volunteering webpage or from this Voscur ad. Fill in and return via email to jaywilkinson@ageukbristol.org.uk Alternatively you can print out and post to Age UK Bristol, FAO Jay Wilkinson, Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6BY

Contact Person: 
Jay
Contact Email: 
jaywilkinson@ageukbristol.org.uk