If you like spending time with others and have a few spare hours each week, you could make a huge difference to someone's life by providing low level support to older residents such as keeping someone company for a few hours in their home, helping with practical tasks like shopping or collecting prescriptions.Apply for this role
Café Refresh Host/Hostess
We have an in house cafe and takeaway service. Host/ Hostess duties include customer service, drink preparation, taking orders, clearing tables for kitchen staff, cleaning tables, shelves etc.
The host will also process payment (cash or card) use till to record sales and help cash up at the end of business. Full training is provided!Apply for this role
Café Refresh Kitchen Assistants
This volunteer role is crucial to the smooth running of the kitchen. You will be responsible for the food station which prepares salads, sandwiches, toasties, baked potatoes, hot and cold puddings. You will also assist with takeaway orders.
Full training will be given on all aspects of food preparation and presentation.Apply for this role
We are looking for a reliable caretaker to join our team of volunteers at Bradbury House.
The role will involve general and light DIY tasks and minor repair work including appropriate painting and redecoration if necessary.Apply for this role
Related Service:Good Friends
Good Friends offers a fantastic way to put back into your community and support someone nearby in need of help. The level of support you wish to commit is entirely your choice, even if you have work commitments and limited free time to get involved. As little as a half hour per week can make a big difference in the life of an older or vulnerable person.
Here are a few great reasons to get involved:
Directly support people in need of support within your community, making an invaluable contribution.
Meet new people and socialise with likeminded individuals
Learn new skills, improve your CV with volunteering and take optional training
Feel valued and be part of an award-winning team.
Our Good Friends Connectors will work with you to match you based on your interests and abilities to people within your area who are in need of a little extra help. They'll also offer support and advice so you will never feel you're dealing with situations alone. There are training opportunities too, including safeguarding and dementia friends.
Apply for this role
To create designs, concepts, and sample layouts for leaflets, reports, posters, and booklets, To appropriately store and maintain graphic files, including logos, photos and art. To design templates for promotional materials. To working with staff and volunteers to create specifications for designs.Apply for this role
Health & Wellbeing Centre Helpers
This role is varied and interesting and involves engaging with customers in our Health & Well Being Centre whose average age is 75+.
Duties could include chatting and listening to customers and perhaps playing one of the many games we have available.Apply for this role
ICT Drop-in Helpers
Volunteers needed to help IT Volunteers guide and help older people with computers by either showing them how surf the internet, set up an email account or other queries. We hold sessions here at Bradbury House and also at other locations across Darlington.
If you can help with the programme we would like to hear from you.Apply for this role
Joining Forces Volunteer
We're still working on a description for this role, however we are actively recruiting.
If you have an interest in supporting older people with a military background, we'd love to hear from you.Apply for this role
Living With and Beyond Cancer Volunteer
Due to significant improvement in cancer survival rates over the last 15 years there are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. More than half of people receiving a cancer diagnosis will now live ten years or more and need to live well.
The Living With and Beyond Cancer Project is a national transformation programme which aims to improve patient experience by introducing ‘The Recovery Package’, a combination of different interventions which when implemented can improve outcomes and co-ordination of care.
We are looking for volunteers across Darlington to support this national initiative, conducting holistic health needs assessments in hospital, primary care and community settings.
Volunteers will receive the relevant training and support to enable them to carry out this role.Apply for this role
Lunch Club Assistants
Volunteers are needed to assist at our lunch clubs which take place in a variety of community venues around Darlington.
Duties will include setting up, serving meals, clearing away and chatting with guests.Apply for this role
To support the organisation to help more vulnerable older people by ensuring all posters and leaflets are relevant and up to date across Darlington.
Takss include identifying public locations, notice boards and leaflets points, increasing leaflet distribution.Apply for this role
We need your help to support lonely older people who simply want someone to talk to.
We offer a telephone befriending where volunteers chat to people who are lonely or isolated. It would make a huge difference if you could spare an hour a week to contact and older person at home.Apply for this role
Do you own a car and have a little spare time to help someone who would really appreciate it?
Volunteer Drivers are needed to help take people on short trips or helping them run errands or by providing door-to-door assistance to someone for an appointment or visit. Your own vehicle is required for this role and petrol costs will be covered.Apply for this role
We are looking for a number of volunteers to work in a reception role at Bradbury House and at our information and Advice offices in Beaumont Street
Duties will include giving information about Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington’s services, answering calls and putting callers through to the right departments, taking messages and other general administration duties.Apply for this role