Become a Tea Party Host for older people in your community

Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing,

Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.

Re-engage needs enthusiastic volunteers to work as tea party hosts.  This is a flexible, voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability. As a volunteer host you will run a local Re-engage tea party one to two times a year, hosting a group of four to 12 people (which includes drivers, the group coordinator as well as older guests) in either your home or a community venue. The tea parties will last around two hours and will usually take place on a Sunday afternoon. You must be comfortable socialising with people and providing guests and other volunteers with refreshments.

Skills

  • Organised     
  • Good conversational skills   
  • An enthusiasm for making genuine connections with older people in your community     
  • A friendly, patient, and empathetic approach     
  • Passion for entertaining, providing food and refreshments 
  • Basic understanding of food hygiene       
  • Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email)

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Once a month, on a Sunday for a couple of hours to host an older person's Tea Party.


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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Community Action Northants is an alliance of Volunteer Centres in Northamptonshire

  • CAN
  • Kettering Voluntary Network
  • Serve
  • SNVB
  • Volunteer Centre Daventry
  • Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire