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We are looking for volunteers aged 50 and over who can give their time to help older residents living in Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Thamesmead.

We have partnered with Genesis Housing Association and Mind, the mental health charity, to provide befriending training for its residents as part of the Nesta-funded Give More Get More Get More programme.

We need your help

We are looking for volunteers aged 50 and over who can give their time to help older residents living in Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Thamesmead.

This opportunity is part of a volunteering programme, V50, offering wellbeing mentors and dedicated one-to-one support to older residents with moderate to medium mental health needs.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to have a positive impact on someone’s life and use the skills and experience you've developed over the years as part of an intensive volunteer placement.

Thamesmead-volunteers
                               Thamesmead volunteers

Do you have the following skills? If so, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Good verbal communication
  • Basic writing
  • Good listener
  • A caring and helpful attitude
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • A commitment to diversity and equality
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Able to volunteer 12 hours per week (broken up into 3 days per week at 4 hours per day)

What would I do?

Your time could be split between visits to the resident or completing light administrative tasks at your leisure to assist with the project’s research on supporting vulnerable isolated adults.

What support is provided?

Volunteers will receive full training from Mind and will also have access to a Peabody member of staff who will provide support as a Volunteer Mentor. If volunteering for 4 hours or more, lunch will be paid up to the cost of £5.00, as long as a receipt is provided. Travel expenses will also be refunded.

Partners

V50 is funded by innovation foundation, Nesta and the Office for Civil Society’s Give More Get More Get More initiative. The partnership is led by Genesis Housing Association; including two other partner housing associations - Peabody and Optivo - and Mind, the mental health charity.

Thinking of joining?

If you have any of the skills above and are interested in getting involved, why not contact us now on 020 3828 4936 or email Sarah.Feleppa@peabody.org.uk.

Apply now..