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Islesburgh Lunch Club Volunteer

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This is an opportunity to work as part of a team, learn new skills and make new friends. The role consists of working with three other volunteers to serve lunches at our R.V.S Lunch Club held at Islesburgh daily.
Islesburgh lunch club runs from Monday to Fridays and is open 12-1, Volunteers arrive in advance to set up tables and stay a short while after to clear away the tables.
Duties include:
Collecting orders / handling money / serving meals / setting up and clearing down tables / chatting with older people / offering dementia friendly support / reporting any concerns of an older persons welfare.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our volunteers make a difference to the lives of people in their communities, helping them to live independently and with dignity or to others, caught up in emergencies and disasters. Providing much needed support and services to people who need them most e.g. accompanied shopping, p.o., banking trips, writing letters, filling in forms, reading, helping at social and/or lunch clubs, driving to appointments and clinics, hairdressers, supporting annual events e.g. Flu fairs, soup & sandwiches, Christmas party/lunch. Supporting Blue Light organisations in emergencies.










Monday to Friday 11 - 13.15, can be flexible.


Must be reliable.
Experience required: Food service experience, basic numeracy skills, good communication skills, experience of working with the elderly.
Travel details: Islesburgh, Lerwick.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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