Young at Heart Club Volunteer

  • VO97296


Do you enjoy making memories with older people, talking to a small group and helping entertain and help others have fun.
You will assist organising an activities programme and help with finer details to make the day memorable. If you have not called bingo you will learn. The group will be with older ladies mostly who have walking difficulties and are not able to get out the house or live alone.
You will set a weekly activity programme for once per week. Available for 12:30-3:15 in the afternoon on a Monday and or Thursday. You will be supported by a centre staff member and assist compiling the activity and doing a stint clearing up.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aims are to establish a thriving, dynamic, community centre in the heart of Drylaw that: Promotes the values and worth of all people, Encourages the active involvement of all residents and groups, Celebrates the cultural richness and diversity of the community, Creates opportunities for the development of individual potential and wellbeing, Fosters a cohesive and harmonious community. Objectives and Principles of the Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre: To provide an inviting, accessible and safe community facility as a focal point for all residents and groups to meet, To develop programmes, services and activities that the address the social, cultural, recreational, welfare and educational needs of the community, To establish networks with other groups, community leaders and key agencies to pool resources and take up issues of concern for the benefit of the community, To competently administer the centre to operate efficiently and ensure financial and ensure financial and community accountability, To establish a skilled team of volunteers to function as an essential support for the food growing areas on site, To provide information to residents about their rights, community services available, and referral assistance to the relevant agencies for individuals who need help, To attract resources to the centre through fund raising, applying for grants and seeking sponsorships, To promote strong membership of the Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre so that it is representative of the local community, its issues and its needs, and that it is viable in the long term as an organisation/ association.










2.5 Hours per week ongoing including school hoidays


Experience required: Friendly easy going character, good for a laugh, able to plan and be resourceful. Good with talking and entertaining older people. Able to communicate in English well.
Travel details: Based at Drylaw Neighbourhood Cente
Minimum age: 19


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Receipts required.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: The volunteer will be introduced to the working of the centre and its people and current protocols using during the pandemic. The volunteer will be supported by a staff member.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet