Derby Day Centre Activities support

Do you have a few hours available each week to commit to supporting activities at Derby Day Centre?

They have scheduled activities and require Volunteers to help engage their service users and residents to take part, activities include:

  • Coffee Morning – do you like to drink coffee, tea and chat?  We are looking for volunteers with exceptional skills in drinking coffee/tea and being friendly to support our Coffee Mornings.  One morning every alternate week between 10am and 12noon, we are looking for volunteers to assist the Coffee Mornings which are open to members of the public who are invited to drop in at anytime during the session for a chat and refreshments.
  • Befriending –Monday & Wednesday afternoons – take time with the service users offering sensitive listening skills and good communication.
  • Gardening – Monday to Friday mornings, garden and DIY skills required, helping maintain the garden area and helping support gardening projects.
  • Pamper – Friday afternoon – are you skilled in offering pamper & beauty treatments? Help brighten up a service users’ day by supporting the sessions by nail painting, make up, therapeutic hand massages.

Times: mornings 10.30am to 12.30am, afternoons 2.00pm – 4.00pm

If you have a specific area of interest in any of the activities above, and are available for the day & time listed, before applying you are asked to Please speak to a member of staff at the Home for further details before applying to ensure it’s suitable for you.

The Day Centre is flexible on which day the Coffee Morning is run and would discuss the most suitable day with the volunteer.

Please state which activity/activities you would like to volunteer for upon application.

Older people services operate using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors. Their core purpose is to provide high quality person centred residential and daytime support for their service users.

These opportunities are subject to an enhanced DBS check. You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks.

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  • Spend some time chatting to residents/service users, helping them to combat their feelings of loneliness
  • Encourage them to take part in the activities and offer support where appropriate
  • Help to brighten up their day
  • Log your volunteering hours monthly online


In addition for Coffee Morning Volunteer:

Assist staff to set up room, making tea, coffee and other refreshments, and washing up afterwards

Required Qualities:

  • Have the skills required to support the activity.
  • Be a good listener & communicator
  • Be committed to providing a good and reliable service
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly & approachable
  • Have a caring and empathic nature
  • Able to follow guidelines and regulations
  • Aware of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of helping those living with dementia would be an advantage



Training on Safeguarding will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.

Required Age:

16 years +


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Derby Day Centre, Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BW

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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