Get Involved

We want you to volunteer! Whether you’d like to volunteer at The Second Half Centre with your time, expertise, or would like to teach please get in touch. Come and join the 50+ volunteers who have already joined The Second Half Centre. We’re always looking for new classes, teachers and people to help out – or if you think we’re missing something at The Centre, we would welcome your suggestions. For more information on how to get involved with The Second Half Centre or Foundation please phone us on 020 8962 5500

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Sunday Meals Volunteer

Sunday MEALs (Meet, Eat and Learn) session runs for 40 Sunday’s a year and offers local residents, over the age of 50 a chance to get together and eat a two-course healthy meal.

Responsibilities:
– Providing a friendly welcome to Open Age members attending Sunday Lunch and assisting members in any inquiries they may have about our activities and The Second Half Centre.
– Setting up the Café in an attractive way. Tidying the Café at the end of the meal and ensuring that everything is put away correctly and switched off.
– Assisting the Sunday Lunch Coordinator in serving food to Open Age members.
– Keeping the Café in a tidy and hygienic manner by adhering to food, hygiene and safety regulations.
– Cash handling – Taking payment from members, counting the days takings and ensuring the float is correct.
– Monitoring attendance each week.
– Socialize with Open Age members, for example, playing board games.

Reception Assistant

We are looking for welcoming, helpful and reliable individuals to assist the Centre Manager and Facilitator with the day to day administrative duties of The Second Half Centre.

Responsibilities:
– Providing a warm and friendly welcome to our members and assisting them with any inquiries.
– Booking members in for activities, checking registers and taking payment on arrival.
– Assisting people to become members and providing them with the relevant information.
– Answering the phone, transferring calls and taking messages.
– Assisting with outreach and marketing.
– Updating registers, attendance databases and keeping members details up to date.
– Any other administration duties as required.

Life Café Assistant
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and reliable individuals to help run our Life Café in The Second Half Centre.

Responsibilities:
– Setting up the Café in the morning in an attractive way. Tidying the Café at the end of the day ensuring that everything is put away correctly and switched off.
– Providing a friendly welcome to users of the Café and assisting members in any inquiries they may have about our activities.
– Serving refreshments and cakes to members relaxing in the Café space and those on a break from classes.
– Keeping the Café in a tidy and hygienic manner by adhering to food, hygiene and safety regulations.
– Informing the Centre Manager or Facilitator when stock needs replenishing.
– Cash handling – Taking payment from members, counting the days takings and ensuring the float is correct.

For all of these opportunities, we are looking for the desired attributes:
– Willingness to learn.
– Friendly and reliable.
– Passion for working with the public, particularly the older generation.
– Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
– Numeracy Skills/Cash Handling.
– Food Hygiene Certificate – We can assist you with completing this!