RSVP working with BAB & Alive are looking for volunteers who enjoy singing – please follow this link

Published on January 29, 2016 under Helping Older People in Care Homes

Volunteer to bring joy to the lives of older people in care homes

RSVP and Alive!, are joining forces for a volunteer project with a difference to bring enjoyment and vitality to some of the most vulnerable older people in our communities, through activity sessions.
The voluntary role will involve leading interactive one hour activity sessions in care homes: singing, guided reminiscence, energising activities, listening to music and enjoying poetry. No previous experience is required; full training and ongoing support will be given.  We are looking for volunteers aged 50 + who have a passion for life, are in touch with their extrovert side and enjoy spending time with older people.

Make a real difference to the lives of older people and enjoy doing it

Support your local community – improve the lives of people in care homes

Develop your skills and learn new things

Feel good, meet new people and keep active

 

Alive! is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people in care through meaningful activity http://www.aliveactivities.org/

The project is part of ‘Bristol Ageing Better’ (BAB), a city wide initiative to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people, helping them to live more fulfilling lives. See the video by Aardman Animations to find out more.

Training
Volunteers will take part in a 4 day induction and training program in April/May:

Time Involved
Activity sessions of one hour per week to be delivered from April onwards.  Volunteers will need to allow time to prepare their session, for getting to and from the care home and setting up beforehand.

Where will the volunteers work
6 care homes on Bristol will be selected for this scheme, trained volunteers will be matched to care homes based on their location and experience.

 

If you would like to know more about one of the best volunteering jobs in town, please contact either:

Ken Dolbear tel: 0117 942 3085   Email: ken.dolbear@rsvp-west.org.uk

Jan Snook Email: jan.snook@rsvp-west.org.uk

OR DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM HERE

 

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