Become an activity lead (Wales)

As a volunteer activity lead you will run a local Re-engage group who meet on a monthly or bi-weekly basis. You will facilitate activity-based groups for people aged 75 and over in community centres, pubs or church spaces.

This is a flexible role and each group across Wales will host anywhere between four and 15 activity guests, along with our volunteer drivers who pick up and drop off our activity guests.

Activities can vary from chair fitness, dancing and boules to gardening, or coming up with your own activity to get people moving. In some groups we may have another person coming in to run a specific class so we would ask you to facilitate this and support the activity guests who are attending on the day.

You will be required to complete a DBS check for this role which Re-engage will cover the cost of.

 Tasks include:

  • Facilitating or running of an activity-based group with the focus on social, physical health and wellbeing
  • Making guests feel welcome to the groups and ensuring people can participate in the activities (these groups may be run by you or by an external group leader arranged by Re-engage)
  • Serving tea, coffee and some light refreshments
  • Following the guidance in your training modules to ensure that your groups are enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims

Could you be our next activity lead?

Your role as an activity lead will be to plan and deliver a session that is achievable for all the activity guests attending. Your session should be inclusive, fun and safely delivered to activity guests. Group activities can stay the same or change on a monthly or bi-weekly basis.

This is a long-term voluntary role, so we are ideally looking for individuals who can commit to volunteering with us for at least 12 months.

As one of our valued volunteers, you’ll receive training from Re-engage, and support and regular communications from your group coordinator. This is a fun and rewarding role which will enable you to connect with lonely older people and make a real and lasting difference to their life.  

We are looking for activity leads with the following skills and attributes: 

  • Well organised 
  • Good conversation skills 
  • An enthusiasm for making genuine connections with older people in your community 
  • A friendly, empathetic approach 
  • The ability to really listen to people 
  • Patience 
  • A good sense of humour 
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people.  
  • The ability to volunteer with others 
  • Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email) 

Contact us

We have teams across the UK.

Address

Re-engage
7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

Freephone:

0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630