Activities Volunteers

Help us provide lots of opportunities for older people to meet with others and take part in activities they enjoy.

What would I be doing as an activities volunteer?

Our MHA Communities schemes and care homes provide lots of opportunities for older people to meet with others or take part in a specific activity they enjoy.

Our volunteers support the delivery of a range of events and activities.  This could be in a variety of ways from serving refreshments at a coffee morning to assisting an activity leader to run an exercise or craft session.  Some volunteers may run their own sessions with support from our colleagues. There are many ways to be involved.

What impact would I have?

For a number of reasons, some older people can become isolated, having little or no contact with other people.  Over time this can have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. 

An activities program can give people a focus and a reason to engage with others and do something they enjoy.  Helping MHA to provide these opportunities is invaluable to many older people and provides company, stimulation, and the opportunity to learn new skills or refresh old ones.  Some activities will be centered around exercise but all activities have a positive impact on health and wellbeing,

How does it work?

Volunteers will be matched to a local MHA Communities scheme or care home where people are needed to support the activities program. We will discuss what is available to you and what you would like to be involved in and, once you are happy, start the recruitment process. Once this is completed you will then be asked to attend a regular session supporting the delivery of one or more activities. You will have a named contact to keep in touch with and for support.

We’re looking for people who have the following skills and qualities:

  • Are aged 16 and over
  • Good people skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience, empathy, and understanding of the needs of older people
  • The ability to participate in a session and help others to do so
  • Flexible, reliable, and punctual
  • Able to provide non-judgemental support

Why volunteer for MHA?

If you are passionate about supporting older people, MHA is the place for you. We are a national charity inspiring the best care at every stage of later life. It is our mission to enable people to live later life well and you could help us achieve this. 

Our volunteers are making a difference every day

Harry, who is 99 years old loves classical music, so his telephone befriender, Jack, has been playing the piano to him whilst on the phone. Jack has also offered to play for the other community group members to enjoy and have a sing-along! 

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Why volunteer for MHA?

We are a charity that inspires the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life. Each individual that makes up our team is valued and is part of a community that is dedicated to improving the lives of older people.

We are proud to service all our residents with pastoral care through our dedicated chaplaincy service. We place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families and our colleagues regardless of faith, background or belief.

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We’re looking for committed and compassionate people to help make a difference to the vulnerable older people we care for and support.

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