Volunteering

 

What are Social Clubs and Events?

Social Clubs and Events are the groups and activities that we offer to people up and down the country.

They take place in community centres, cafés, village halls, libraries and even sheds and can involve any kind of activity. The one thing that they all have in common is bringing people together.

Activities, events and classes

Taking place in community clubs and social centres, our social activities, events and classes can cover everything from art, tai chi and cooking to music, knitting and yoga.

As a social activity volunteer you might be helping in a dance class, sharing your craft skills, hosting an informative talk, leading an exercise session or sharing your talents as a guest musician or speaker.

Social dining

As well as joining one of our Lunch Clubs you can also join or set up your own social dining group. It can be anytime and anywhere; a regular breakfast at a local café every Monday, a curry on a Thursday night or a roast at a nearby pub on a Sunday.

Each social dining club decides when they meet and what food they want to serve, but they all have two essential ingredients; a generous helping of fine food and a healthy pinch of good company.

Bringing people together

Our First Time for Everything events, in conjunction with Prudential UK, offers over-50s a chance to embark on new adventures.

Events can offer everything from belly dancing and bell ringing to paddle boarding or digital photography, animal petting and Pilates to walking rugby or tai chi.

You can join the ever-growing army of volunteers stepping forward to share their talents and skills. If you have a great idea for a social activity, tell us about it and start your own group.

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How Social Clubs & Events can make a difference?

Most people have busy and varied social lives when they’re younger, but social activities are just as important as you get older and evidence shows that staying active and social are key to ageing well.

As a volunteer, you’ll be bringing your fun and interesting passions to your local community. It could be a book club, a dance class or whatever you feel would be well received in your area.

However you choose to help, you can use your own unique skills and talents to make a difference in someone’s life.

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Helping your talent shine

Whether you’re new to volunteering or you want to set up your own activity group - with our extensive experience in supporting these groups, clubs and activities, we’ll help you get things going so that your skills can make a difference.

As a new volunteer you’ll receive a full induction which will ensure that you know exactly what to expect. We’ll also share some of the things that we’ve learnt along the way and provide you with a toolkit to guide you through the process.

You’ll have access to one-to-one guidance whenever you need it as well as help with marketing and finding volunteers for your own social activities.

It’s important that you gain as much from your voluntary role as the people you are supporting. Our volunteers choose to join us for a number of different reasons, but ultimately we hope you’re able to share your talents and skills in a way that works for you.

 

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"You don't have to be “skilled” skilled. Every little thing can help. If you can make a decent cup of tea, that will help as well"
Preeti, Lunch Club Volunteer, Rickmansworth
As a home-worker, Preeti enjoys the chance to get out into the community, talking to people and listening to the stories they have to tell.
"Volunteering is something that gives me purpose and satisfaction – I’d recommend it to anybody!"
Diane, volunteer Lunch & Social Club lead, Essex
Diane and her team of volunteers find it so rewarding to help the club members live happier and healthier lives, reducing loneliness and isolation.