Interested in the well-being of older residents? Good local knowledge? Could you offer a few hours of your time per week / fortnight? Then why not consider becoming one of our team of village agents - linking older people in your community to the services and information they need to help them remain living happily and independently for longer?
The role of a ' village agent' is to proactively bridge the information gap between your rural village community and the voluntary and statutory organisations that can offer support to the older people within your village.
Activities will include signposting and linking older people in your village to the services and information they need by liaising with existing community services and facilities. In addition you will identify 'gaps' in older people's service provision that your village may benefit from.
Our information and advice
team at Age Concern Hampshire will be on-hand to provide ongoing support as well as providing you with links to local Hart based voluntary organisations who can help further with signposting and local information on relevant groups and networks.
You will receive full training, with further training as and when required.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of people and organisations such as older people, carers, relatives and professionals.
Ability to share information and sign-post older people in a clear and easy to understand manner.
Willingness to work with people from all social and economic backgrounds.
Strong time and task management and ability to prioritise your own workload.
Car owner / Driver.
An appreciation for confidentiality requirements and the importance of data protection.
Willingness to under-take relevant training.
Ideally volunteers will be physically able as they will be visiting older people within their own homes.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Where applicable and mileage at 45p per mile.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
Initial and refresher training.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
The role is very flexible and timings can fit around the volunteer and the older people in the village that they visit.