Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Worthing?
This summer many of us want to get out of town and enjoy a day at the seaside: why not help someone else do the same?
Blackfriars Settlement needs 10 volunteers to help take blind people and vulnerable older people on their annual summer day trip to Worthing in August. 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 trip is a special treat for many of the people who go to Blackfriars Settlement all year round, a reward for their participation the rest of the year.
The charity is looking for 10 people to go on the coach to Worthing with them, from 9am to 6pm on Thursday 22nd August. Patience and empathy will be key, as you will be assisting the service users individually and as a group, helping them on and off the coach and encouraging them to get out and about in the seaside town. You can volunteer on your own or with a group of friends, or maybe even convince nine of your colleagues that this would make a great team away day! You are sure to hear some great stories, meet interesting new people 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 £12.50 towards their travel and will need to buy their own lunch.
If you are interested or want to find out more contact Danielle Cohen dc [at] betterbankside.co.uk.
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 provides 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, both 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.