Engage Befriending are recruiting

The Mustard Tree are recruiting for a number of roles within Engage Befriending

Engage Befriending work to alleviate loneliness and isolation by recruiting and supporting volunteer befrienders to visit older people in their local community.  We are looking for enthusiastic team players who have the desire and ability to make an impact in the following roles.

* Regional Coordinator * Volunteer Coordinator *Project Administrator *

Each post is for 10 hrs per week, but we will consider applications for more than one role.

For more information please download the following job descriptions:

Engage Befriending Project Administrator

Engage Befriending Volunteer Coordinator

Engage Befriending West Regional Coordinator

To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to ali.dent@themustardtree.org.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd December. Interviews will be on 10th and 11th December.

Older People’s Day

Older People’s Day at the Broad Street Mall on 1st October from 10am to 3pm.

Details are in the link below.

The festivities will start at 10 am with a welcome from the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Debs Edwards.

The focus for this year is ‘bringing people together’, connecting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to other communities and to local services.

The event will be an opportunity for older people, those reaching retirement age and those with concerns about older parents and neighbours. Come along to find out about activities and opportunities that can help keep you well and connect to your community.

This will be followed by a range of interactive activities throughout the day including:

• Singing
• Dancing
• Choirs
• Tai Chi
• Art and craft workshop
• Acting and writing workshops