Volunteering Opportunities

Individuals

 

We offer regular and one-off voluntary positions at the Day Centre, events and in the office.

We are currently reviewing all our voluntary positions in order to improve the experience and more new opportunities will be shown at the bottom of this page shortly.
 

Groups- corporate responsibility days

 

If you are interested in bringing a team along to Age Concern Bracknell Forest please call 01344 428074 or email events@ageconcernbracknellforest.org.uk

We have arranged group activities for Vodafone; Hewlett Packard; Futjitsu; Avis; Waitrose, Honda to name but a few and can offer a range of activities to suit.

Student Placements

 

We welcome students studying Health and Social Care at local schools and colleges and can offer work experience.

We also offer opportunities for new recruits to Thames Valley Police to spend some time in the community that they will be working in and provide a valuable insight into possible signs of dementia.

To arrange please call 01344 422048 or email dementiacare@ageconcernbracknell.org.uk

View our filled volunteering opportunities

Collectors required

WHEN: Sunday 23rd December 2018 10am to 4 pm

MORE INFO: We are looking for individuals to help us collect funds outside Tesco in Warfield.
All that is required is a smile and the ability to engage with members of the public - festive fancy dress optional!
If you can help for an hour we would really appreciate it.

Please telephone 01344 428074 and speak to Cat or Debbie 


Get Together Volunteer

WHEN: Wednesdays 1.30 pm to 4pm

MORE INFO: We are looking for a physically fit person to help set up the tables and chairs (and put them away again at the end) at our regular weekly event at New Priestwood Community Centre. 
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the activities and have a cuppa.
To find out more please call Cat or Debbie on 01344 428074.
 


Charity Trustee

WHEN: Currently Thursday 4.15 pm (five times per year)

MORE INFO:

Main Tasks

  1. To take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of Age Concern Bracknell Forest

  2. With other Trustees, to ensure that the policy and practices of Age Concern Bracknell Forest are in keeping with its aims

  3. With other Trustees, to ensure that Age Concern Bracknell Forest functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice

  4. With other Trustees, to promote the objectives of Age Concern Bracknell Forest
 
1    Formulating strategic aims
  1. To consider Age Concern Bracknell Forest as a whole and how it services its customers
  2. To engage in regular review of organisational structure, functions and service delivery
  3. To contribute specific skills, interests and contacts, particularly those that complement other Trustees
  4. In association with the CEO, to communicate the strategic vision to Members, volunteers, staff and other organisations
 
2    Ensuring policies and practices are in keeping with its aims
  1. To work within Age Concern Bracknell Forest’ policies and procedures at all times
  2. With other Trustees and the CEO, to participate in regular review of organisational policies and practice
 
3    Ensuring best practice
  1. To attend meetings and be an active member of the Board of Trustees in exercising its responsibilities and functions
  2. To scrutinise the actions of the CEO, other staff, volunteers and the Board itself, and be prepared to express opinions based on that scrutiny
  3. To ensure that the Board reviews its structure, role and relationship to staff and volunteers and implements agreed changes on a regular basis
  4. To maintain the confidentiality of personnel, policy, financial and contractual issues
  5. With the CEO, to ensure that all Trustees receive appropriate advice, support, training and information relating to their role
  
4      Promoting the objectives of the organisation
  1. To work to further Age Concern Bracknell Forest’ interests, especially when in contact with other organisations
  2. As appropriate and in consultation with the Chair and CEO, to serve as a spokesperson for Age Concern Bracknell Forest
  
Time Commitment
Attendance at five meetings per year including the AGM (approx. 10 hours per year)
Responding to emails outside the meetings (max 1 hour per week)
Ad – Hoc tasks (maximum 10 hours per year)
 
Person Specification
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
 Eligibility declaration
I hereby declare that I am:
  • Aware of my responsibilities as trustee and have read the commission's guidance "The Essential trustee: What you need to know (CC3)"
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3
  • Not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee of any charity because of sections 72 and 73 of the Charities Act 1993
  • Not disqualified and/or barred from acting as a trustee of ACBF under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
 
To apply:
Please email your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to
Ceo@ageconcernbracknell.org.uk
 
The role is voluntary but reasonable expenses can be paid


 


Santa

WHEN: Monday 17th December 2018 1.45 p.m

MORE INFO: Are you full of ho ho ho? Santa wanted to distribute Christmas Pressies at our Christmas lunch for older people.
We can supply the outfit and a cushion if you lack your own " padding" 
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074


Santa

WHEN: Wednesday 19th December 2018 1.45 p.m

MORE INFO: Are you full of ho ho ho? Santa wanted to distribute Christmas Pressies at our Christmas lunch for older people. We can supply the outfit and a cushion if you lack your own " padding".
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074.


Santa

WHEN: Friday 21st December 2018 1.45 p.m

MORE INFO: Are you full of ho ho ho? Santa wanted to distribute Christmas pressies at our Christmas lunch for older people. We can supply the outfit and a cushion if you lack your own " padding".
Interested- please contact the event team on 01344 428074.


Christmas Helper x 2

WHEN: Monday 17th December 11.30 am - 3 pm

MORE INFO: We are looking for two individuals to help with and join in our Christmas activities for older people with dementia. Applicants will need to wear festive fancy dress or  a Christmas jumper and a huge smile! 
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074.


Christmas Helper x 2

WHEN: Tuesday 18th December 2018 11.30 am - 3 p.m

MORE INFO: We are looking for two individuals to help with and join in our Christmas activities for older people with dementia. Applicants will need to wear festive fancy dress or a Christmas jumper and a huge smile!
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074


Christmas Helper x 2

WHEN: Wednesday 19th December 2018 11.30 am - 3 p.m

MORE INFO: We are looking for two individuals to help with and join in our Christmas activities for older people with dementia. Applicants will need to wear festive fancy dress or a Christmas jumper and a huge smile!
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074


Christmas Helper x 1

WHEN: Friday 21st December 2018 11.30 am - 3 p.m

MORE INFO: We are looking for one more indvidual to help with and join in our Christmas activities for older people with dementia. Applicants will need to wear festive fancy dress or a Christmas jumper and a huge smile!
Interested - please contact the event team on 01344 428074 


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