BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We have a number of volunteering roles to choose from. If you are interested in working with us please get in touch, or call our administrator directly on 0151 949 0512 or email us: chris@accrosby.co.uk

Our volunteers are crucial to the service we provide for our clients, without them we would not be here! Volunteering opportunities are available for people who enjoy working as part of a team and meeting new people. If you are interested in helping us support older members of our community and in developing new skills, please get in touch.

Become a volunteer

LUNCH CLUB TEAM LEADER

The Team Leader heads a team of around five people and is responsible for planning and purchasing food necessary for the preparation of a two course meal for up to thirty people. Training is available and information and guidance is provided. Lunch club teams work on a rota basis depending on your availability. Team leaders must be 18 years or older.

Team leader Debbie has been part of the Monday team for more than nine years. As a mother-of-three, she wanted to help once she started to get more time on her hands. She got in touch and was invited along to get a feel for the organisation.

Read Team Leader Stories

LUNCH CLUB VOLUNTEER

Our Lunch Club Volunteers make all our diners feel welcome and involved. You will assist the Team Leader in food preparation, service and clearing away. Lunch Club Volunteers must be 18 years or over and be willing to take part in appropriate training as necessary. Lunch Club Teams work on a rota basis depending on your availability.

A relatively new volunteer is former nursery school head Lesley. She says it is a mutually beneficial role.

“The diners are a great bunch of people who really appreciate the chance to come along; meet each other and have a home-made lunch. As volunteers, we also get rewarded. You are part of a team and share a sense of achievement and a sense of good humour,” she says.

Lesley also volunteers at the Kind Hearts Cafe at St Nicholas Church in Blundellsands. Doors open every Thursday to anyone (and any age) who is feeling a bit isolated in their community.

“I have been able to share information about Age Concern to those who use the café and now some of our housebound group are starting to attend Kind Hearts, too.”

MINIBUS DRIVERS

Age Concern Crosby provides transport for those people who have mobility problems, enabling them to attend our Monday lunch club and take part in outings. We use our minibus, picking up and dropping off at people’s homes. We operate a chaperone system whereby a volunteer assists the driver with passenger safety. We operate a rota system depending on your availability.

Drivers should have previous experience of driving a vehicle similar to ours, be 25 years of age or over and under 70 years of age with a valid D1 classification on their driving licence which will enable you to drive our long wheel-base minibus. All drivers must undertake a Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) and a Manual Handling Training course. We operate a rota system depending on your availability.

Volunteer drivers Paul and John are on the rota for transporting housebound members to and from the Monday Club. John, who used to work in the probation service, has been volunteering for five years. He is also a regular driver for the many day trips that members enjoy.

Read Paul & John's Story