Older People’s Tea Party Group Coordinator- High Wycombe

Older People’s Tea Party Group Coordinator- High Wycombe

Long term role · 1–2 hrs/month · Starting from 10 Apr 2024
Rutland St, High Wycombe HP11 2LJ, UK
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Summary

Monthly fun social group for local older people (75+) who are experiencing loneliness. The group enjoy some form of light activity with time to chat & laugh!

Detailed description

Become a Tea Party group coordinator

As an Tea Party group co-ordinator, you’ll plan, organise, and schedule monthly activity groups in your local area. This is an administrative role that requires communicating and socialising with older people and volunteers from all walks of life.


The Tea Party group will be at the same community venue each month and will include older people, Hosts, Drivers, and the Group coordinator. Tea Party's normally last around between 1-2 hours and will include tea, cake and lota of chatting and having fun.


Tea Party's are free monthly groups that are open to older people who are lonely, isolated, and in need of companionship. Tea Party's are a great way for older people to stay active and to make new friends in their local area.


To become a Tea Party group coordinator, you’ll need to:

  • Have a 30-minute induction call with a member of the Re-engage team.
  • Submit a DBS check.
  • Provide a reference.
  • Complete online volunteer training modules.

Tasks include:

  • Welcoming and supporting new volunteers into the activity group so they can start volunteering with confidence.
  • Welcoming new older people to the group and contacting them before their first group so that they feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Arranging the annual Tea Party schedule so the group, and group drivers know which older people they’re collecting and dropping home again after the activity group.
  • Matching older people to volunteer drivers, so the same drivers collect and drop off the same older people each month.
  • Responding to any issues and queries from the volunteers and older people in the group.
  • Following the guidance in the online volunteer training so that the activity groups are safe, enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aims.
  • Keeping in regular contact with Re-engage and reporting any concerns to the team.
  • Promoting the Tea Party in your local area so we can recruit more volunteers and support more older people.
  • Keeping in regular contact with the activity group volunteers and older people and sharing any updates from Re-engage that are relevant to them.
  • Completing a short online report about the activity group four times a year.
  • Keeping your knowledge and training up to date by reading our monthly volunteer newsletter – Re-engage Matters.
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