Male Volunteer (new outdoor project)
LifeLines is a volunteer-led project supporting people aged 50 and over in Brighton and runs activities to help older people stay more active and better engaged with their communities. We recruit, train and support volunteers to start up their own chosen activities at a suitable venue - and have activities from computer lessons and art classes through to meditation and reminiscence groups. Through these volunteer-led projects, older volunteers experience reduced loneliness and isolation, become more physically active and leave their home more, socialising more and making new friends with people of all ages. Volunteering Matters-LifeLines recently secured funding from Tesco's Bags of Hope and plan to implement activities with a focus on promoting active community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces for older men. As a male volunteer on this project you will take the led in developing, organising and running activities that will encourage older isolated men to take part in social outdoor activities. Your role will be to plan and organise the activities and to encourage older men to take part in activities over an agreed period of time. You will need to have 2 to 3 hours per week to spare for up to 16 weeks.
Benefits of the opportunity:
You will be part of a project that provides volunteer opportunities for all age groups and that values the unique skills and experience that you can bring.
All volunteers receive an induction to the LifeLines project. There will also be opportunities to do other courses to support your role such as health promotion training if you want to. Once you've started volunteering, there will be ongoing support and advice as you need it.
As well as the reward of knowing you have helped change someone's life for the better, the majority of LifeLines volunteers said they also felt better in themselves. We hold regular catch up meetings which are an opportunity for you to meet and socialise with other volunteers.
To volunteer with LifeLines Tesco's Bags of Help project you must be over 18 with an interest in promoting active participation in the use of outdoor spaces for older men in order to promote their health and wellbeing. As a volunteer (male) you will need an interest and knowledge about the outdoors, how best to engage with older men in an outdoor activity, good communication skills, be patient, sensitive, independent and responsible. You should be willing to help someone who is feeling isolated to get involved and become more active.
Volunteering Matters - LifeLines
- Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
- Fitness and Sport
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Advice and Information
- Supporting Charities
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Support on Offer
When: 28/11/2017 - 29/05/2018
Benefits to the volunteer
LifeLines 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 Street and Eastern Road there are a number of bus routes that stop nearby.
This opportunity is available
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