We are currently looking for new volunteers. Volunteer placements can be arranged according to each person’s interests and areas of experience needed. Times are flexible and limited expenses paid. Volunteers are fully insured.
Why become a volunteer?
Befrienders (one to one visiting) offer emotional support and companionship by regularly visiting elderly clients in their own homes each week, usually for 1 or 2 hours, on a mutually agreed day/times either on weekdays, evenings or weekends
Telephone befrienders telephone their clients once or twice a week for a chat and a catch up.
Our Lunch Club operates on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm giving local residents the opportunity to get out and enjoy company and a meal. Fresh meals are prepared, cooked and served entirely by the
volunteers who help out. We always need volunteers to join our team an help with preparing and cooking fresh food, serving meals, tea-making, washing up, calling Bingo, setting up/clearing away tables and chairs and of course socialising and chatting with clients.
Helping an elderly person to maintain their garden and keeping it looking tidy
Drivers are always needed for our wheelchair-accessible ambulances for Lunch Club transport, shopping trips, outings, social events – weekdays and weekends. Experience of driving larger vehicles and appropriate driving licence is essential. Must be aged over 25 years.
Assisting clients on & off the transport vehicle, helping with wheelchair pushing during shopping trips, outings, Lunch club, etc
Helping with general office administration and admin tasks eg updating the database, contacting volunteers to request information, maintain our client and volunteer records – usually 2-3 hours a week at a mutually convenient day/time
The Trustees are responsible for running and overseeing the organisation –
We appreciate any assistance with researching and applying for funding, exploring ways of increasing local corporate support etc
Helping to put together and circulating our monthly newsletter – keeping our clients and volunteers informed – communicating with our corporate sponsors If you would like further information regarding any of our volunteering opportunities, please get in touch with us via our contact form. [insert link to a contact form] OR by telephone: 020 7689 1574
If you would like to volunteer with us fill out our application form and either email to us at: admin[at]dorcas-befriending.org.uk, or post it to: FCV Dorcas (Finsbury and Clerkenwell Volunteers},
The Community Room,
21a Midway House,
London EC1V 7HP
DBP – Volunteer Application Form – to print and send back
DBP – Volunteer Application Form – to fill in and email
NB – FORMS TO BE UPDATED
FINANCIAL SUPPORT (SEE ALSO SUPPORTING FCV DORCAS)
We rely entirely on contributions to run the organisation for the benefit of