Group Support

About the role of Group Support Volunteer

We run around 20 groups for older people across our Southwark. These range from Singing Group and Computer sessions to Reminiscence and Gentle Exercise. We are looking for volunteers to help with setting up, serving tea and coffee, and tidying up. If you also have a skill or talent you would like to share with the group, such as card making or local history, that would be an added bonus!

For a comprehensive overview of our groups, check out our Group List here.

What’s in it for you?

  • Meet new people in your local community – get to know older people as well a friendly team of Link Age Southwark volunteers and staff of all ages
  • Share your skills to benefit others
  • Have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re supporting older people and helping them get the best from life.
  • Get a full induction, relevant training and ongoing support from Link Age Southwark
  • All reasonable expenses reimbursed
  • Use and develop your skills to enhance your CV. We’re happy to write references for volunteers who have completed 6 months with us
  • Have fun!

Current group support volunteer opportunities

Bermondsey Mission Gentle Exercise Group

We are currently seeking volunteer support at our Bermondsey Mission Gentle Exercise group.

The group meets every Wednesday from 12.15pm-1pm just off Tower Bridge Road, halfway between Borough and Bermondsey tube stations.

This role would involve:

  • Welcome members of the group to the session
  • Take a weekly register of attendees
  • Help with refreshments during the group

You would also be welcome to take part in the exercises, delivered by our lovely tutor Shakila.

Yoga Group

We are looking for a volunteer to help at our weekly Yoga Group in East Dulwich.

The group meets every week on a Monday afternoon for 45 minutes of chatting over refreshments, followed by an hour of chair-based yoga.

This role would involve:

  • Setting chairs out
  • Welcoming and supporting group members as they arrive
  • Ensuring everyone is sitting comfortable
  • Making and serving refreshments
  • Putting chairs back at the end of the session
  • Helping group members to leave the venue safely

You are also very welcome to join in with the yoga!

Singing Group

We are looking for a volunteer to help at our weekly Singing Group in East Dulwich.

The group meets every week on a Tuesday morning for an hour and a half of singing, followed by tea and biscuits.

This role would involve:

  • Setting chairs out
  • Welcoming and supporting group members as they arrive
  • Ensuring that everyone is sitting comfortable
  • Handing out and collecting song sheets
  • Making and serving refreshments
  • Putting chairs back at the end of the session
  • Helping group members to leave the venue safely

No singing experience necessary but you are sure to feel better afterwards!

How do I apply?

We would be delighted if you are interested in joining us as a group volunteer or if you would like to know more about the above opportunities please get in touch with Melissa, contact details below.

Apply now!

Or download a Volunteer Application Form here and return it to volunteering@linkagesouthwark.org. Alternatively call 020 8299 2623 and we will post you a full application pack.