Cocktails in Care Homes Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with

Cocktails in Care Homes

There are two main volunteering roles on the project…
Volunteer Party Go-ers and Volunteer Party Managers.

Cocktails Volunteer Party Go-er:

This is a flexible role, where you can attend any of our monthly Cocktail parties across London as you so wish, around your schedule. The volunteer role is simple – attend our parties, socialise with residents and other volunteers, engage with our party themes, décor, music and entertainment! What’s not to like…?

All new Volunteer Party Go-ers must attend a short induction session with the Cocktails team, that provides an overview of the project and some basic training in communication and dementia. 

To get started in this role, please click here and add yourself to our waiting list – specifying the areas that you’d like to volunteer. We run volunteer induction sessions to welcome new Volunteer Party Go-ers, based on our need for volunteers at a select few of our parties across London. *Please be advised – this means you will only be contacted with an invitation to attend an induction when we are recruiting more party-goers in the areas you have specified– this could take a few months or longer so please look out for our emails in your inbox!* Thanks to amazing publicity over the last couple of months we now have a big waiting list for joining our Party Go-er team, so we thank you in advance for your patience.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the above – don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cocktails Project Coordinator for more details:
Email sarahwatson@magicme.co.uk or call 0203 222 6064.
Thank you for your patience!

Cocktails Volunteer Party Manager:
This a very unique, creative and structured role, made for those who love hosting parties! Committing just 3 hours per month to one particular party– this role focuses on hosting residents and local volunteers, setting up décor and bar, and ensuring that our parties cater to the tastes of our participants, and accommodate their diverse needs. This role is suitable for those eager to develop frequent and longer-term relationships within one particular community.

No experience necessary for the role – full training is provided. All new Volunteer Party Managers must attend a small group / 1:1 induction session with us, which provides an overview of the project and some basic training in communication and dementia. We run parties throughout the year (except in August and December) and Magic Me provides party dates for your diary approx. 6 months in advance. Our party managers like to volunteer at care homes close to where they live or work. This role requires a DBS check arranged by Magic Me. We are thrilled to work with a dedicated team of 40+ Party Managers across London!

What does being a Party Manager entail?
– Hosting care home residents and volunteers with the support of care staff.
-Developing longer term relationships with residents living in one care home / extra care scheme.
– Creative control of party themes and cocktails! 🍹🍹🍹

What’s great about this role?
– A very unique volunteering opportunity.
– Full training and support.
– Build your local networks.
– Receive references from us supporting your future opportunities.

We recruit new Party Managers to join our team on an ongoing basis.
For more info about this role and to express your interest, please get in touch and let us know which area you’re interested in and to find out where we have spaces available.
Email sarahwatson@magicme.co.uk or call 0203 222 6064.

“I started volunteering because I wanted to do more, give back something to the older generation and because I missed my grandparents. I keep coming back because I enjoy it, it’s such a small commitment on our part that makes such a big difference to the residents lives. I decided to be a party manager to help ensure that the parties could carry on, and to work with Lindsay to make the parties as great as we can so the residents get the most enjoyment out of it.” -Charlie Smoothy, Party Manager at Norton House

Other ways you can support Cocktails in Care Homes:

Fundraise for uswe have lots of how to guides for fun fundraising (it’s not all about running marathons – although it you want to do that we’d be very grateful) click here to find out more

Offers of expertise and office based volunteering are always welcome – just email us at info@magicme.co.uk if you think you can help – this will normally be day-times.

Make a donation If you’d like to get regular newsletters from Magic Me covering all the different aspects of our work you can sign up here (newsletters go out about once a month).

Join us for a ‘Making Day’ to support our themes team! (ongoing, during offices hours)
Join us for the afternoon at our offices in Bethnal Green and have an afternoon of creativity and fun, creating themed décor for our Cocktail parties. We organise the materials and the activities, you just bring your creative flair! Email Cocktails Project Coordinator Sarah to find out about upcoming sessions: sarahwatson@magicme.co.uk

If you are interested in volunteering with your colleagues or through your work please take a look at our Corporate and Business page.