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Volunteers are central to the ethos and services of Imago. There are lots of ways you can get involved

   

Social Activities for Adults - Wellbeing Matters Plus Volunteer

 

We are looking for volunteers to support us with our Come And Meet Each Other (CAMEO) sessions which are for clients over 55 or those with complex health needs.

We are looking for friendly, sociable and outgoing people who would like to spend approximately two hours a week supporting us.

This is a varied role which would include helping set up/clear down for each event, welcoming clients to the group, preparing and serving refreshments. There could also be opportunities in the future to assist on days trips.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for people that want to make a difference to their local community and volunteer for a local charity. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to join a fun team, this could be perfect for you!

Location: Sessions take place at venues in Ashford, Canterbury and Swale.

Minimum Hours Required: 2

Application Process:
Informal Discussion, Application Form, DBS, References

If you would like to know more about volunteering with our Wellbeing Matters Plus team, please contact  volunteering@imago.community.

 

Telephone Befriender Volunteers 

Befriender volunteers work alongside the Social Prescribers to support individuals to progress outcomes identified on their support plan. This is achieved through weekly telephone calls to the individual. As a Telephone Befriender you would be making telephone calls from your own home, so a confidential environment is required. The types of support you will provide will be determined by the needs of individuals but can include; help with household bills or budgeting; encouraging and enabling them to become more confident and supporting to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. A DBS check along with references will be required as you may be befriending vulnerable individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, have a long term health condition, are socially isolated or have a physical or learning difficulty.  

If you would like to know more about volunteering with the Social Prescriber team, please contact volunteering@imago.community  or complete the application form.

   

Admin Volunteers

Based in our Tunbridge Wells office there are admin roles available to support the Dial 2 Drive community transport service with taking drive bookings and scheduling journeys. You need to be confident in using computers, and making and receiving calls.

To apply for the role please email volunteering@imago.community or call 01892 530330 for an application form.

  

Retail Assistants

We have opportunities for retail assistants in the Imago charity shop on Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells. Volunteer retail assistants will work alongside the shop supervisor to sort, price and display items for sale, as well as serve customers. Volunteers are fully involved in all aspects of the shop and we welcome ideas and innovation. Hours are flexible; volunteers will be asked to sign up to 4 hour shifts. No experience needed but a commitment to excellent customer service is essential. Proceeds from the shops support local Imago projects. Volunteers must be 16+ years.

To apply for the role please email volunteering@imago.community or call 01892 530330 for an application form.

 

Drivers

Our community transport service Dial 2 Drive helps members of the community who have difficulty using public transport due to older age, illness or mobility problems in west Kent. Volunteer Drivers use their own cars to take clients to hospitals, clinics, day centres or social appointments. It’s a great way to do some extremely valuable community work and is flexible to fit around your commitments. Drivers are reimbursed expenses and drive when they are available. Some drivers carry out regular drives and others just a couple of drives a month. The service covers Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and is looking for drivers those areas as well as in the Dartford and Gravesham areas. 

To apply for this role please click here.

  

Young Carer Activity Volunteers

Our Young Carers services support children and young people who look after somebody in their family who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. We deliver a rolling programme of workshops across KentEast Sussex and the London Boroughs of SouthwarkBexley and Havering, with the aim of supporting Young Carers to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience while learning important life skills and having fun!   Volunteers are asked to commit to just a few hours a month and must be 18+ years.

Please note our East Sussex opportunities are currently on hold.
To apply for this role please click here.

  

Imago Short Break Volunteers

Support children and young people with disabilities to take part in centre or community based activities across Kent through the Short Breaks service. Activities are led by experienced and trained staff. 

  • 8-15 years - fun sessions during the school holidays, this role is suitable for volunteers aged 14-18 
  • 15-19 years - Saturday club- activities based around life skills, transition and local community. The monthly Saturday club includes holiday sessions, this role is suitable for volunteers aged 18 and over.

To apply for this role please click here.

  

   

If you are interested in volunteering with Imago or would like to know more, please contact the volunteering team at volunteering@imago.community or 01892 530330

 

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Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair.

These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve.

We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

Imago Community is committed to and has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact. As such, Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices.