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Befriending Scheme Project Worker


We are recruiting for a Befriending Scheme Project Worker.


The Befriending project will work to complement our Resource Centre for older people to provide support for people both in their own homes as well as in the community centre.


HCA had 13 years of experience of running this type of project until funding for Good Neighbour Schemes from Camden Council stopped. In 2016 HCA obtained funding to launch a new Befriending Project – currently the service is led by our Befriending Scheme Organiser, who has set up the project’s policies, procedures and training.  With volunteers in place and matches with older people underway we’re ready to move to the next phase of our project.  Further funding has been secured for a second post holder (17.5  hours per week). 


Working alongside the Befriending Scheme Organiser they will have a specific focus on recruiting volunteers from the Bangladeshi community and matching them with isolated older people from the same community.


Befriending Scheme Project Worker 2017 - Job Description and Person Spec


Befriending Scheme Project Worker Application Form.


Closing Date - 9 am Monday 24th April




Volunteer Befrienders Wanted


You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.
We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?


To find out more, please download the full Volunteer Role Description, the Befriending Scheme Description and Application Form or contact Kate Blackshaw, the Befriending Scheme Organiser.

Tel: 020 7405 2493 (option 2) 



Camden Community Connectors


We are partners with the Camden Community Connectors, a charity that works to help isolated older people get back into their communities with a dedicated Connector.


The incredible team at Camden Community Connectors will support you as you help older people get back on their feet and enjoying the world.


For further information please follow the link the website:



Children’s Art Support Volunteer

We’re recruiting creative volunteers to assist with delivering hands-on art and craft sessions.


You’ll be responsible for motivating and engaging children during the arts sessions and contributing ideas for arts activities and projects.

Volunteers will support any one of these afterschool sessions:


  • Pottery – Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday 3.45-5.30pm (1A ARTS – 1a Children’s Centre, EC1R 4SR)
  • Bloomsbury Bake Off – Thursday 4.15pm-6pm (Millman Street Community Centre, WCIN 3EW)
  • Media Arts Club - Wednesday 5.30-8.00pm (1A ARTS – 1a Children’s Centre, EC1R 4SR)


We require a 12 week minimum commitment from our volunteers and applicants must be aged 18+.

An interest in Arts, Craft and Design is an advantage. No previous qualifications are necessary, although experience of working with children and young people on arts based activities would be valuable. Lots of imagination, creative drive and good communications with children are essential.