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New Volunteer Opportunities!

31 January 2014

If you are interested in helping with any activities…… We are looking for active people to help us make sure Norwich is a great place to live-whatever your age! Whether it’s Arts and Crafts, gardening or supporting a small luncheon club within a school environment.

Age UK Norwich Shop

Retail volunteer opportunities

We are looking for enthusiastic Volunteers in our modern new and exciting charity shop in the centre of Norwich.

We are an independent charity, part of the Age Concern Federation, working to improve the quality of life for all older people in and around the city of Norwich regardless of gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.


We can offer a positive vibrant,sociable and welcoming environment to work in while you learn new retail skills or develop existing ones. We welcome any positive, reliable and trustworthy volunteers to please come and join our happy and friendly team.


Hours and shifts are flexible and you can do half or full days, it is preferable if you are able to commit to regular times each week.

 

Volunteers are required in the following areas:

* Till operation and customer service
* Stock processing
* Visual Merchandising

 

You will be able to gain the following:

* Opportunity to gain experience working within a team
* Opportunity to work for an excellent charity
* Experience working with the public in a face to face role

 

If you think that you would like a rewarding and varied role within Age Uk then please get in contact with the shop manager and staff team by responding to this advert, popping into the Age Uk shop at 62 London Street (opposite Rymans), or calling 01603 667132 to arrange a 1 - 2 hour taster session, and collect an application form.

WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!

 

 

 

Befrienders Always Needed

Befriending is fun – Why not join in?

New Befriending Vacancies

 

Can you spare one hour a week to visit an older person? Many people find it a rewarding experience!

 

We have had a great response with new volunteers coming forward, particularly young people wanting to get involved.

 

We particularly need some mature volunteers who can visit weekdays, during the day when people are most likely to be alone.

 

There are several opportunities in Sprowston, Old Catton and Hellesdon where befrienders are needed. Some just need conversation while others need the volunteer to have some experience but training will be given. A desire to help alleviate loneliness is the most important factor.

 

There are other opportunities in all these areas:-

 

Yarmouth Road, Kett’s Hill, St Leondard’s Road

 

Pelham Road, Mousehold Street, Bull Close Road

 

Burgess Road, Half Mile Road, Knight’s Road

 

West Pottergate, Douro Place, Devonshire Street

 

Welsford Road, Pettus Road, Buckingham Road

 

Jerningham Road, Larkman Road, Knowland Grove

 

Bradecroft, Seabrook Court, Alnwich Court

 

Moore Ave, Mansel Drive, Pioneer Road, Redmayne View

 

Dalbier Close, Recreation Ground Road, Lone Barn Road, Linton Cres, Falcon Road West

 

Hobart Square, Warminger Court, Ashby Court, The Great Hospital Prior Court

 

Cecil Road, Theobald Road, The Mustard Mill Trowse

 

If you have been thinking about volunteering, now is a good time to contact Sheena on 01603 496330 or email sheena.macronald@ageuknorwich.org.uk   Sheena looks forward to hearing from you.

Activities

 

Volunteer required to help assist with social activities at Alnwick Court Social group (Bowthorpe) meets Monday fortnightly 2.00pm – 4.00pm. To help lead activities - quiz and raffle

 

Lakenham Primary School Intergenerational luncheon club meets Wednesday fortnightly 12.15 – 1.30pm and seeks a volunteer to help oversee the group of children and older people

 

Ryrie Court lunch and social event (Wednesday fortnightly 12.00 – 4.00pm) seeks a volunteer to help with general duties in the kitchen and assist support for general activities (working within a small team)

 

Harry Perry Sheltered Housing Social afternoon meets Wednesday fortnightly 2.00 – 4.00pm seeks a volunteer to lead  afternoon activities. Duties include running a quiz, bingo session, raffle and refreshments for a group of 8 (currently)

 

Volunteers are needed to assist with Intergenerational gardening projects and social group activities including crafts, games and reading projects based at Somerley residential home (unthank Rd) and Philadelphia House (Penn Grove Rd).


Contact Claire on 07786900685 for more information about these opportunities