Past & Present reminiscence volunteer
Volunteering Matters - LifeLines
This role is for Past & Present groups led by the LifeLines project, a branch of the leading national charity Volunteering Matters. Volunteers help run reminiscence sessions for older people living in sheltered housing in the East Brighton area.
The groups are small, usually 8-10 people, who meet weekly or fortnightly to talk about the past and share their life experiences in a safe place.
As a Reminiscence Volunteer your role would be to help organise the group, helping the group to decide on a theme, organising resources for the session, helping to facilitate the discussion and keeping a basic record of the session. Sessions are supported by two reminiscence volunteers so you would share these responsibilities each week. This role can be flexible in supporting other existing groups and dropping in to support where needed.
As a Reminiscence Volunteer you will need to be interested in older people and their memories. You should enjoy working with small groups and be able to be sensitive, patient, encouraging, flexible and reliable.
You will be involved in interesting discussion groups.
Its a sociable role, facilitating alongside like minded people.
Supporting older people to engage and be socially connected.
LifeLines Past & Present volunteers support people living in the East Brighton area.
The LifeLines office is based at Montague House on Montague Place. Based between St George's Road and Eastern Road there are a number of bus routes that stop nearby.
LifeLines provides a general induction for all volunteers as well as any specific training the role requires. On-going support and out of pocket expenses are also provided.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||We are looking for people who can commit to a weekly time on the days specified but there is also an opportunity for floating supporting volunteers.|
Where does this role take place?
- Older People
- General Helping
- Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer