Forum 50+ has a number of volunteer roles currently available. The charity is run by volunteers, and in fact, cannot exist without them. We welcome volunteers of all ages.
The following roles all involve supporting people over 50.
Being a friend
Having befriending support can make a huge difference to someone’s sense of wellbeing, especially if they don’t speak to or see anyone for several days.
We need more telephone befriending volunteers to make a regular phone call to one client or more, to chat, share news, offer support, and make sure they’re coping OK.
We would also like to hear from people interested in becoming face to face befrienders. This may be visiting people at home or meeting up with them, perhaps for a walk, at the shops or a café. This could include befriending with computer support, sharing an interest or hobby, accompanying someone to a medical appointment or to a social activity.
Helping people to get connected
Computer support volunteers – helping at a weekly drop in session or providing support through home visits. You don’t need to be an IT expert, just have some confidence and experience of using a computer, tablet and smartphone.
Providing a warm welcome at our social groups
It can be very daunting getting out and meeting others after so many months trapped at home and very scary joining a new group. Helping at one of our friendship groups to offer a friendly welcome can make all the difference as to whether people want to come back next time.
Helping people to get out and socialise
Could you spare a little time to give people a lift to enable them to join a community group or activity?
Full support and guidance will be given and any travel costs and other out of pocket expenses will be re-imbursed. A Disclosure & Barring Service check may be carried out for some of the roles.
Delivering our magazine to community venues
We need help distributing copies of out magazine to community venues, particularly in Stirchley, Dawley, Donnington, Trench and Oakengates.
Mileage costs will be re-imbursed.
We have a more urgent need for volunteers for the above, but we also have other roles.
To find out more call Chris on 07932 828333 or CONTACT US.