Are you interested in becoming a Party Manager?
We are currently looking for party managers at our care homes in Peckham, Camden, Shepherd’s Bush, Kings Cross and our new party in Marylebone.
Email Sarah if you’d like to join the team!
We are looking for new Party Managers to join our team of Cocktails Volunteers!
Do you like hosting parties? We are looking for creative people to join our Party Manager’s team hosting one party per month in their local area!
We are currently looking for Party managers at our parties in Peckham, Shepherd’s Bush, Swiss Cottage and more as the Cocktails project moves into new homes across London in 2018.
The role involves:
– Arriving to set up at 5.15 pm and stay to pack down to about 7:45 pm.
– Hosting the residents and volunteers with the support of care staff.
– Making and serving drinks and cleaning up after the party has finished.
– Creative control of party themes and cocktails.
I’d been involved in befriending schemes for a number of years before coming across CICH. Whilst I could see the benefits of my weekly befriending visits, it became difficult to fit the volunteering around my changing lifestyle. Sometimes, even the befriending relationship felt quite lonely and isolated. When I heard about CICH I thought it sounded like a much more innovative way to tackle loneliness. It’s a few hours of my time just once a month, which means it’s easy to fit around my life. I feel involved with my community in a much wider sense, and connected to the other volunteers that care about tackling social isolation and caring for older members of our community. Mostly, I’m motivated to come back because it’s fun. I enjoy decorating the party room, setting out the bar and catching up with the other party manager, who has since become a close friend. I enjoy seeing the regular faces and nibbling on mini cheddars. I enjoy talking to the residents, as it takes me out of my own world, and into theirs, which is often fascinating, heart-warming, sometimes heart-breaking. Being in a care home is a reality check of what may come of my own life in later years, and I feel the experience grounds me and makes me appreciate a lot more about my own life. It’s such a fantastic initiative and I’m so glad to be involved.”
Party Manager, Greenhive