Our tea party group coordinators are a vital part of the Re-engage team.
Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.
As a tea party group coordinator, you will ensure older guests know when and where the next tea party will be held and who will be collecting them each month. This is an administrative role that requires planning and scheduling, you must be comfortable organising monthly events with volunteer hosts, socialising, communicating with people and resolving issues that might arise. You will need a DBS (England and Wales) or PVG (Scotland) for this role. Sometimes, tea party group coordinators are also drivers or hosts for their group, but this is not a requirement of being a coordinator.
Welcoming new volunteers and ensuring they have the right checks in place.
Meeting / communicating with older guests prior to them joining the group.
Remaining in regular contact with Re-engage and reporting back any issues or concerns.
Responding to any issues and queries from the volunteers and older guests in your group.
Following all guidance in your group coordinator training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aim.
Planning and organising the monthly event, ensuring that tea party volunteers (hosts and drivers) have all the support and information they need.
Find out more here: https://www.reengage.org.uk/volunteer/new-volunteers/become-a-tea-party-volunteer/become-a-tea-party-group-coordinator/