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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.

Office Receptionist/Administrator

To work closely with the Senior Administrator and Information and Advice Manager you will provide administrative support to staff and visitors. Answer the telephone, redirecting and assisting callers appropriately and greeting all visitors in a professional and friendly manner. Ensuring that the reception area is welcoming to staff and visitors alike and that health and safety and security procedures are adhered to. Help in the preparation and dispatch of mail outs. To provide administrative support for the office as part of the team.

for more information contact Natasha on 01603 496333 or email


Out and About

We have just launched our new Lottery-funded Out and About volunteering scheme. Isolation is one of the biggest problems for many people in later life as reduced income, mobility problems, frailty or just loss of confidence can make getting out seem daunting.


If you would like to help someone get more out of life by helping in practical ways - whether it is transport, support, encouragement or just being there - please do get in touch.


We'll match with someone who 'fits' and we are always there for support and back-up.


Out and About


Out and About volunteer vacancies


Lady living in Hellesdon would like a female companion for trips out, ideally to the Riverside area of Norwich.
Car driver essential. Client suffers from anxiety when going out so would need to be a confident person.
A chance to really help someone to improve their life!

Lady living in Hellsdon area would like someone to take her shopping. 
Car driver esential.  Client would like to go to Asda once weekly. 

Lady in Sprowston/Catton area would like someone to take her shopping. 
Car driver essential. Client would like to go to Tesco or Morrisons once weekly.


Lady in Bowthorpe would like a companion for health walks and trips out. 
Varied interests including history and astronomy.

Lady living in Dereham Road area would like someone to take her shopping. 
Car driver essentail. Client uses a wheelchair for trips out.
She is registered blind although retains some sight.
Would suit a patient, confident person.

Lady living in Costessey would like some shot-term support to regain her confidence following a stay in hospital. 
Someone to accompany client  on walks to local shops.

Lady living in Mousehold Street area would like a companion for trips out on a Sunday. 
Car driver essential. Client finds that she is often lonely on a Sunday and would like trips out to country or coast.

Gentleman in Lakenham area would like someone to take him out in his his wheelchair in the local area. 
Would probably be better suited to a male volunteer.
Would need to be reasonably fit and able to push a wheelchair.

Gentleman living in Thorpe area would like a companion for trips out in the local area.
Gentleman has restricted mobility so car driver preferable.
Interests include speedway and fishing.

Lady in Silver Road area would like someone to accompany her on walks to the local shops.
Would probably be best suited to a female volunteer. 
Client has lost confidence in going out alone following a number of falls.
Would like someone just to be with her to provide moral support and possibly an arm to lean on.


 For more information on these opportunities contact Sally on 01603 496333 or email

Befrienders Always Needed

Befriending is fun – Why not join in?
Befrienders are still needed in several areas of the city. The visit is for an hour once a week.

At the moments our clients are seeking...



A lady living near Wensum Park, on Drayton Road, Norwich, would love to have a befirending visitor who speaks Cantonese.

If you are interested please contact Sheena on 01603 496333 or email



There is a vacancy for a telephone befriender to come into the office to phone a short list of people.

A telephone befriender needs to be kind, caring, interested in people, a good listener and also be able to start a conversation. It is helpful to be aware of current affairs. You need to have a sense of humour but also be understanding. This has been on a Thursday morning but the time may be changed to suit.

Telephone befriending can be a very rewarding experience. You get to know a variety of people and have the opportunity to brighten up their day


Gentlemen to visit in Hill Road Costessey or Gaudy Road Heartsease.  Also in Lavengro Road NR3, Whitehall Road NR2, East Hills Road NR5.


Ladies/ girls to visit NR3, NR1, Lancaster Court NR2, Alfred Nicholls Court NR3, Parklands Road NR6


An older lady to visit Warminger Court NR1, or Bately Court NR2


There are more referrals coming in all the time. There could be one that is perfect for you.
For more information about Befriending please contact Sheena on 01603 496333 or email



A volunteer is needed to help assist and lead an art group for beginners and improvers. Meets Wednesday fortnightly 10.00am – 12.00 at Ashby Sheltered Housing Scheme (just off Queens Rd)


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


The Brook Hotel, Bowthorpe lunch and social event seeks a volunteer to help assist and support a new social get together 12.00 – 4.00pm starts 10TH Feb.


A minibus assistant is needed to help support minibus driver and other general duties.


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