Our day centres are closed due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are staying in touch with existing clients but the day centres are not likely to open till spring 2021 at the earliest.
We will be looking for volunteers after the Coronavirus crisis is over and you are welcome to get back in contact then. You will need to be willing to help organise activities, serve lunch, make tea/coffee and help wash up.
You don't have to do all of these things; the most important thing is to be sociable and willing to chat with the older people attending the day centre.
For more details contact Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge on 01732 454108
We are looking for someone with experience of working with a board of trustees either within a charity setting or similar with a knowledge of or desire to expand knowledge of charity law/governance.
The Board has regular monthly meetings either in person or via video conference. The meetings take place on various days but can be varied to suit availability. We also have two strategy events per year where we discuss the strategic direction of the organisation.
Please note that all our Trustees and volunteers offer their services on a 100% voluntary basis. We do not pay fees or expenses to ensure our overheads are kept as low as possible.
Friends for Families (Sevenoaks) value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
For more details contact Friends for Families Sevenoaks - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have good customer care skills and who are keen to serve customers with a helpful and friendly approach.
No experience is required as training is provided.
Volunteers must be aged over 16 years of age (volunteers aged 16-18 years must provide parental consent). However there may also be opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh Award students minimum age 14. They will need a Kent County Council child work permit
Although some retail experience may be beneficial, we provide full training and inductions.
To become a befriender, you’ll need to be kind, caring, trustworthy and patient.
A DBS check will be required and training will be provided for this role.
If you have a couple of hours to spare once a week/fortnight it would be great to hear from you and the great thing about telephone befriending is that it is flexible and you can arrange it around other commitments.
For more details contact Kent Association for the Blind - email: email@example.com
The Light of the World Trust will provide a free dog walking and pet feeding/grooming service to those in receipt of state pension and physically disabled adults in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.
This free service is proving to be a genuine need of the elderly and physically disabled.
Providing group clinical supervision to staff and patient and family support volunteers.
All our sessions are currently run remotely and this will continue for some time. Once the situation eases we will be happy to discuss how you would be happy to run future sessions.
For more details contact St Christophers Hospice - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our groups have been closed due to the Coronavirus crisis though we hope to re-start them when our day centre re-opens. This is not likely to be till spring 2021 at the earliest.
We will be looking for volunteers after the Coronavirus crisis so please get back in touch.
We are seeking volunteers for Stepping Out, a well-supported exercise and social group which meets at the Hollybush Day Centre, Hollybush Close off Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks every Friday 2.30 to 4.30 pm and which has been providing supervised exercises, tailored to the needs of the older members of the community and led by qualified instructors, for over twenty years. The hour of gentle exercise is followed by refreshments and a quiz, occasionally a short talk or other special feature. The meeting lasts in total for two hours.
Applications in writing, phone or email to:
Gillian Shepherd-Coates, Chief Officer, Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, The Old Meeting House, St John's Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LR
For more details contact Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge
Become a volunteer driver and help us to make a difference
We are looking for volunteer drivers to help us to support our vulnerable clients to remain as independent as possible.
This role is to drive our specially adapted vehicles in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone areas.
Applicants must be over 21 years of age, and have a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 2 years for insurance purposes.
Minimum commitment required is 1 day per week Monday - Friday.
All volunteers receive relevant training and reasonable local travel expenses.
We are looking for individuals, who would like to give their time as a support to Children & Young People across the region. Volunteers support our delivery of bereavement groups for Parents/Carers and Children and Young People up to the age of 25.
We work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals and the Volunteers would enhance the service and support the Children in various different ways.
They would attend the workshops and explain ‘CHUMS’ objectives.
Our Volunteers are all committed to making a difference to the lives of Children, Young People and their families.
Our Bereavement Volunteers will undergo training delivered by our team.
We support our Volunteers by offering a regular ongoing training programme and a bi-monthly communications meeting. We also offer support and supervision at any time.
This service supports the Children & Young People in Kent who have experienced bereavement.
It is a holistic approach and it is important to understand the issues that children & young people face.
The Volunteer would need to enjoy Children’s company and have a genuine concern for the emotional wellbeing of the Child.
- We welcome everyone as a Volunteer and Disabled access will always be considered.
All our Volunteers will undertake training in Safeguarding & Manual Handling.
Volunteers can claim for their travel expenses.
All Volunteers must be over 18 but no upper age limit.
We offer ongoing training & support
Our service is currently well established in Bedfordshire, but new to Kent. Therefore, meetings will be held in locations suitable for the Volunteers.
Volunteers must be able to travel to support groups in other parts of the County.