We are looking for volunteers to help us run the Community Lounge in Torquay Town. The lounge is a space for any member of the community to relax and have a cup of tea, whilst finding out what is going on in their local area, or link up with their Community Builder. It's also a space for people to give back to their community.
As a Community Lounge Volunteer you will be welcoming people as they arrive and making them feel welcome. You will be helping to engage more members in the community with the services Ageing Well and Torbay Community Development Trust have to offer, as well as other local services and community groups across Torbay.
Main tasks include: - Greeting people as they arrive - Listening and sign-posting people to local community groups/events/services - Making teas and coffees
About Ageing Well Torbay
Ageing Well Torbay is for anyone over the age of 50 who lives in the local area.
We aim to connect communities and reduce social isolation amongst the 50+ generation across Torbay.
Older people from across Torbay have told us they are isolated due to retirement, bereavement, low income, poor health and mobility, lack of transport, and fear of leaving the house.
We believe that old age should be viewed as an opportunity. That older people should be valued and able to contribute to their communities.
What are they looking for?
Skills and Abilities required:
This role would suit anyone interested in helping members of the local community with the following: - Good listening skills - Compassion/understanding for others - Being approachable - Knowledge of local services, although not essential as a full induction will be provided about the services available.
Although the lounge is open Monday to Saturday (10am-4pm) we are looking for volunteers who can help out from as little as half a day a week, or a month. We can be very flexible and appreciate and time you can offer.
The Lounge is open 10.00am -4.00pm, Monday – Saturday.
Disabled access is available
Support and supervision provided. A member of Torbay CDT staff will always be present.