Community Ambassadors

City of York - Places available: 1

Hereford - Places available: 1

Barry - Places available: 1

Working from home - Places available: 1

Posted 24/5/2018

About the opportunity

This is a key role in the development of Action For Elders. Ambassadors will be pillars of the community promoting the work of the charity and securing community support through general awareness, event fundraising and publicity to build local sustainability. The Volunteers will be a professional, responsive and effective point of reference for all aspects of the work of the organisation in its bid to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people.

About Action For Elders

We operate a National Balanced Lives programme which focuses on improving mobility & lessening social isolation. It is unique in that it addresses physical, mental and general well-being issues together in one programme in a holistic manner in a community setting.

What they are looking for?

We are looking for self-motivated and personable individuals with good leadership and organisational qualities. Some experience in public speaking would be an advantage but is not essential.

Practical Considerations

The position will be home based and access to both a phone and computer would be essential. Reasonable expenses would be paid by the charity and a car would be needed. Hours would be flexible but some evening work might be required in the community.

 

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Other Roles:

Social Host York

About the opportunity

We are launching new Balanced Lives programmes for Older People in York and wish to recruit a Peer Group Sessional Leader ( Social Health) who will play a key role in the development of the peer group and social interaction side of the programme. He/ She will be responsible for the general welfare of the group and act as the first point of contact between the charity and its users.

About Action For Elders

We operate a National Balanced Lives programme which focuses on improving mobility & lessening social isolation. It is unique in that it addresses physical, mental and general well-being issues together in one programme in a holistic manner in a community setting.

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with good communication skills who is able to think creatively and will enjoy organising and delivering group activities. Identifying areas of learning and teaching new life skills. The ability to create a relaxing and trusting environment and to give time to individuals as and when required. He/she will most definitely need to be a good listener. The person will also provide a professional, responsive and effective point of reference for all aspects of the charity in its bid to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people.

Practical Considerations

The role is ideally suited for someone with a health or social work/teaching background. Previously working with older people would be an advantage but is not a requisite. The role would initially take up no more than 3-5 hours per week and the charity is prepared to reimburse necessary expenses as required. The charity follows The Senses Framework in this aspect of its work and any successful volunteer would be expected to understand the importance of this. Full training will be given.