Volunteers play a vital part in providing a greater quality of life for the Chelsea Pensioners who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
From escorting them to hospital appointments, to giving painting or singing lessons, volunteers play an essential role in our community.
We currently have the following opportunities available:
We are currently looking to recruit a number of volunteers to contribute to the social inclusion of all Chelsea Pensioners living on the Long Wards (sheltered accommodation) by helping with social activities such as coffee mornings, games afternoons and personal social support as required.
Volunteers will be supported and provided with guidance.
You should be available during the day for one period of three hours per week and be prepared to work on the Long Wards, around the Royal Hospital site, and off-site when assisting Chelsea Pensioners with shopping outings and visits.
You should also have good people skills and a willingness to work with an elderly community.
Volunteers are required to provide assistance and companionship for Chelsea Pensioners attending various appointments in the community. As a chaperone, you would accompany Chelsea Pensioners when travelling on Royal Hospital transport and support them to attend their appointment as necessary.
Please note that this role may include pushing a wheelchair. Chaperones are not required to drive or use public transport.
Volunteers must be patient, flexible and sensitive to any special requirements. A high degree of confidentiality and an interest in working with older people is essential. You should be regularly available during the day for at least one period of three hours per week.
If you are interested in either of these unique opportunities to volunteer at the Royal Hospital Chelsea please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, contact number and which volunteer opportunity you would like to be considered for and we will send you further information.
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