Community Task Volunteer

Organisation Name: York Neighbours

Organisation Address:
The Raylor Centre, James Street, YO10 3DW

Organisation's Cause:
Older Adults

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Practical work & DIY

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
York Neighbours offers help to those aged 65 and over wishing to stay independent at home.
We are looking for volunteers able to help with practical one-off tasks in Neighbour's (older people's) home. This could be changing a lightbulb, reading a meter, taking down or putting up curtains, technical support with I-pads or computers or DIY-job fixing a door handle or putting up a curtain pole. Just a small amount of your time could make a big difference to one of our Neighbours.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
No minimum time commitment is required. Once trained volunteers will receive email requests advertising tasks city wide.
Practical, basic DIY-skills can be an advantage but not essential for all tasks.

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
All volunteers are supported from our office in James Street and will be offered training on topics relevant to support older people.

When are volunteers needed: Ad hoc - when help is requested from our service users.

How to get involved:
Please fill in our website contact form or the application form and you will contacted to arrange and informal interview. We will take 2 references, complete a DBS check and ask you to attend our Induction and Safeguarding training before you begin your role.

Download application form

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 30-04-2021