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Life Times Activity Assistant

Activity Assistant Role Description

Life Times runs fun social activities in Brighton & Hove Sheltered Housing Schemes. Our activities reach out to isolated older people by providing light-hearted fun and a whole load of laughs whilst playing games such as bowls, boccia, Wii or quizzes. It’s a wonderful way to meet a great bunch of people and bring together a community to form friendships.

Role – Life Times Activity Assistant

Role Purpose – To provide fun entertainment to a great bunch of older people through chatting and playing games such as bowls, Wii, quizzes, darts etc.

Reporting to – Life Times Leader

Volunteer Hours –  2pm – 4pm (weekly, fortnightly or monthly), days depending on location (see below)

Length of Commitment – Minimum 3 months,

Various Locations- Elwyn Jones Court (Patcham) on Fridays, Laburnum Grove (Hollingdean) on Thursdays or Walter may (Whitehawk) on Thursdays.

 

Responsibilities

1)      Activity Assistant

·         Volunteering alongside the leader to coordinate the activity for that week. E.g. example bowls – you could be assisting with setting the bowls mat up, keeping score, collecting the bowls, tidying away the bowls mat and resetting tables and chairs in the lounge.

·         Playing the game, if one team is short you could volunteer to play

 

2)      Engaging with residents

·         Chatting to residents and joining in with the team banter as they play

·         Helping serve tea and coffee during the break

·         Chatting with spectators

Qualities

·         Friendly, positive attitude

·         Ability to have fun

·         Understand and empathise with older people

·         Good communication skills

Benefits

·         Engaging with the local community and learning from the experience  of older people

·         Support, encouragement and appreciation

·         The opportunity to socialise and meet new people

·         Part of a fun and energetic team!

·         Refreshments during the break

·         Training relevant for the role
 

Contact and Further Information

Email Amy at amy@onechurchbrighton.org for more information or to get involved with Life Times.