Social activity groups for over 75s: Group Co-ordinator

Closing Date: 
Friday, 5 April, 2024 - 09:15
Contract Type: 
Monthly commitment
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About us

Our goal is to reduce loneliness amongst older people by bringing generations together in friendship and shared experiences. Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.

Become a group coordinator:

As a volunteer group coordinator, you will set up or coordinate an activity group in your local area. You will coordinate activity-based groups for people aged 75 and over in community centres, pubs or church spaces. Groups will host between four and 15 activity guests, along with our volunteer drivers who pick up and drop off our activity guests. Activities can vary from chair fitness, dancing, yoga and boules to singing, Tai-Chi or coming up with your own activity to get people moving. Groups meet for around two hours on a monthly or fortnightly basis and activities must be inclusive for all activity guests. You will be required to complete a DBS check for this role, for which Re-engage will cover the cost.

Tasks include:

  • Setting up and coordinating a monthly or fortnightly activity group, with the support of Re-engage.
  • Contacting activity guests prior to each activity group.
  • Arranging the activities for the group. Activities must have an element of light physical activity.
  • Keeping in regular contact with your group of volunteers and sharing any updates from Re-engage that are relevant to them.
  • Following the guidance in your training modules to ensure that your group activity sessions are enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims.

This is a voluntary role that will require you to organise the monthly or fortnightly activity groups which usually take place in the same venue.

If you are setting up a new group in your area, it is your role to support setting up these groups, sourcing a venue, arranging an activity, and ensuring activity guests and drivers are contacted prior to the monthly or fortnightly group activities.

Attendance is not essential at every group but is expected periodically throughout the year. You will need to confirm attendance with our volunteer drivers and activity leads who will arrange pick-ups.

This is a long-term voluntary role, so we are ideally looking for individuals who can commit to volunteering with us for at least 12 months.

As one of our valued volunteers, you will receive training, support from Re-engage, and regular communications from the charity.

This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to develop your leadership skills, gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, connect with lonely older people and make a real and lasting difference to their lives.

We are looking for group coordinators with the following skills and attributes:

  • Well organised
  • Good conversation skills
  • An enthusiasm for making genuine connections with older people in your community
  • A friendly, empathetic approach
  • The ability to really listen to people
  • Patience
  • A good sense of humour
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people
  • The ability to volunteer with others
  • Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email)
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