Sociable, creative and organised? Looking to help empower older people? Join us as a Get Together host!

Age UK Islington are recruiting volunteer Get Together hosts. Get Togethers are social gatherings for people over 55 in Islington in quirky locations – from a barge to a pop-up restaurant, secret garden, gallery, museum or Italian café – with the aim to decrease social isolation and encourage people to get out and about, make new friends and learn new skills.

See our call to action here! – Hosts Needed flyer

Get Together host:
As a Get Together host you will welcome people in to the weekly 2 hour Get Together at the venue, introduce and explain other activities available to our clients and record who has attended.

You will also be invited to work from our office for 1 – 2 days per week to be trained on our system to call clients to invite them to the Get Togethers, as well as doing outreach calls to reach more socially-isolated older people in Islington as well as marketing, research and blogging.

  • Your friendly, approachable nature will ensure that people are comfortable and welcome, helping to increase their confidence and introduce them to others.
  • Your organised and creative approach will enliven the sessions, which may also include visiting speakers, artists, performers, cooking and exercise demonstrations etc.
  • Your excellent interpersonal skills will make new clients feel welcomed over the phone and familiarise them with your voice before meeting at the Get Together.
  • Your excellent communication skills will ensure regular feedback and liaison with Activities Manager at Age UK Islington, who will also support your personal development and interests within the role.
  • Your administrative and digital technology skills will ensure contact with clients is recorded appropriately. There are also opportunities for photography, marketing  and blogging.

To request a Volunteer Application form please send a cover letter to eleanor.shipman@ageukislington.org.uk detailing which post you would like to apply for and how you meet the role description, including any relevant experience you may have.

Please call us on 0207 218 6018 if you have any questions.

Please note these roles are unpaid. All our volunteers are invited to complete a CRB / DBS check to work with vulnerable adults. We can cover travel expenses and lunch on proof of receipts.