Friends in St Helier (F.I.S.H.) is a charity whose aim is to increase the well-being and reduce the social isolation of the disadvantaged elderly people living in the London Borough of Merton.
The volunteer will be a member of a team. Making weekly telephone calls to members and referrals from the COVID-19 Merton Community Responce Hub. Daily shopping for vulnerable members and residents of Merton who are in isolation. Keeping all the vulnerable and isolated occupied with challenging quizzes, riddles and exercise (leaflets) to help maintain their mental stability, health and wellbeing.
Location: Within the SM4 postcode in Merton
Understanding and empathy with the needs of older/vulnerable people. Practical and able to transport / carry shopping. Ability to be friendly, positive and patient. Reliability and trustworthiness. Good communication skills.
Empathy with the needs of older/vulnerable people. Ability to be friendly, positive and patient.