General volunteer – Southend and Westcliff Community Centre

Jewish Care

Volunteering your time and skills will bring enjoyment and variety to our Community Centre guests, helping provide them with a range of activities to enjoy. Or just time to have a chat and reminisce!

Published On: 23/10/2023
About this opportunity from Jewish Care

Role Summary: Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks that will assist and improve members’ quality of life.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours on a Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning/afternoon. One-off sessions on an ad hoc basis are also welcomed.

How this role makes a difference:
Your time and skills will bring enjoyment and diversity to the members of the Centre and will provide them with a variety of activities to undertake and enjoy.

What you’ll be doing in this role.
Various tasks which could include any of the following:
Leading and facilitating group discussions.
Leading and facilitating reminiscence discussions.
Running different activity sessions of your choice in agreement with the Centre Co-Ordinator.
Hosting quizzes/bingo
Facilitating reading groups.
Having 1:1 discussions with members
Ensure compliance with covid-19 safety measurements put in place, such as wearing any required PPE, keeping a distance as well as being tested on a weekly basis before you come into the Centre.
Working with the Centre Co-Ordinator to ensure sessions run smoothly.

You need

– Confidently engage with a diverse range of people and enjoy helping others.
-A strong understanding and of issues that affect people in later life.
– Reliability, consistency and dependability.
– Good conversational and listening skills with a clear speaking voice.
– Patience, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude.
– The ability to work independently but also stay within the role’s boundaries – recognising what should and shouldn’t be done and when to seek advice or report concerns.

Activity Types

General helping


Older People


1-2 hours on a Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning/afternoon. One-off sessions on an ad hoc basis are also welcomed.

Find out more

For more information about Jewish Care and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

Share this opportunity with others

Related Opportunities

  • Dementia Support – Growing Together for Dementia Volunteer

    Trust Links

  • Admin Support

    Mente Hermosa CIC

  • Weeding Volunteers – Rayleigh Town

    Rayleigh Town Council