Activities Volunteer – Upney, Barking & Dagenham Professional

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Location: Barking

Would you be interested in working with our team and members of your local community to offer a range of interesting and stimulating activities to our clients in Extra Care?

We work to inspire vibrant community hubs that enriches our clients’ later lives by promoting a way of life that gives people as many opportunities as possible to remain mentally and physically active. Care Support has been providing care and support to people for over 20 years.  Originating in the homecare sector, we have now developed into a specialist Extra Care provider, delivering personalised Extra Care and support to over 800 clients in the South East and continuing to grow.

Key skills you’ll gain

Experience in a care setting

Multi-tasking and developing your communication skills

Motivating and enriching people’s lives – providing support and listening skills

Working in a team, building relationships and befriending others in your local community

What else can you gain from this opportunity

Contributing to an environment that nurtures positive change and enriches our clients’ later lives

Confidence and valuable experience for your CV

A work-related reference

Why we need you

We would like to introduce Volunteers at the heart of our service delivery model in order for our clients to feel part of their local community.

You will give your time through helping us to arrange in-house events such as coffee mornings, movie afternoons / evenings, Christmas parties, Easter raffles, Summer fares and craft activities like cake baking, painting to name a few.


We support our clients 24/7 so your time will be valuable to us during the day / evening

The Team

You will be joining our Harp House Extra Care team – which is a 2 minutes’ walk from Upney train station. You will have easy access to nearby busses taking you into Barking, and we can assist you with parking right outside the scheme (available on a first-come-first-serve basis).

This scheme is situated in a large building, with shops only a 3-minute walk away. You will also be 10-minute walk from Barking High Street, making it quite an exciting location to work in.

This scheme offers a staff room to our Care and Office teams with all the facilities you will need and where you can have your lunch and breaks.

They believe they are a great team to work with as they have a lovely Care team and a supportive and friendly Admin team! We have a very interesting mix of clients in this scheme and we offer care for mental health, dementia and general support to promote a diverse range of independence.

You will carry out your role alongside our paid staff who would take full responsibility for handling any incidents.

How we will support you

We will give you an introduction to the scheme facilities and introduction to clients where possible

We will make sure that you have a central staff contact who you can go to for support or with questions

We are also committed to making volunteering accessible to everyone so we will explore reasonable adjustments to the role if you require this.

What we are looking for

No experience necessary

We’re looking for someone who is responsible, organised, resilient and caring.

You will need good people skills and the ability to work within a team.

Please note that you will need an Enhanced DBS check in order to work with vulnerable adults. We can accept a DBS from the Update Service or assist you with a check.

If you are keen to help your community and make friends at the same time, we can offer you an exciting opportunity to gain new skills and experiences whilst working within a friendly and supportive environment so please get in touch with us today!

Care Support is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly