Volunteers needed for Hitchin a ride!
Many older people in Southwark have limited mobility and limited opportunities to socialise with others. Navigating the narrow streets and busy public transport is difficult and can lead to some people becoming isolated and lonely. Blackfriars Settlement is a local charity that provides a variety of services to the Bankside community, including running many activities and trips for people aged 60+.
The charity are looking for 10 kind volunteers to help them take a group of older people out on a day trip to Hitchin, Hertfordshire, that is planned for Friday 22nd March. Your help is needed to assist the older people individually and as a group, helping them on and off the coach and getting out and about in Hitchin. You can volunteer on your own or with a group of friends, or maybe even convince 9 of your colleagues that this would make a great team away day! As well as visiting Hitchin’s British Schools Museum and renowned market you are sure to hear some great stories and learn a lot about Southwark from people who have lived in the area for a long time.
All necessary training and guidance will be provided, but volunteers are asked to contribute £10 towards their travel. If you are interested or want to find out more contact Danielle Cohen.
For other opportunities to volunteer with Blackfriars Settlement see http://www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk/volunteer
About Blackfriars Settlement
Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity based in London SE1 that provide community services and support to everyone, no matter how old they are or where they come from. All of their work is guided by five aims:
- Supporting the achievement of individual aspirations
- Promoting physical and mental well-being and independence for all
- Promoting learning and development - formal and informal
- Promoting digital inclusion
- Being a focal point in the community.
In the face of social change and economic uncertainty Blackfriars Settlement staff, community partners, volunteers and members are working hard to enhance people's lives.