South Ribble - Older People's Service

Leyland Day Centre King Street, Leyland PR25 1LE - Leyland Day Centre – Befriending Assistant

Leyland Day Centre – Activity Assistant

King Street, Leyland PR25 1LE

Sessions run any day (Mon-Sat), full days or 10 am – 12 pm or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm. The volunteer should commit to a minimum of 2 hours every week on an on-going basis.


Older people services operates using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents.


Our core purpose is to provide high quality competitive, and person centred residential and day time support for the people of Lancashire.


The service has 18 homes for older people and 12 day centres throughout Lancashire.


Support from a Volunteer can help make a difference in someone's life, even if it's just a smile.



As an Activity Assistant volunteer you will be encouraged to act as a friend to residents and assist them to partake in small group activities or share your hobby/ interest to create a new group for a small number of older people. Activities may include:-

  • Chatting
  • Reminisce activities for residents with dementia
  • Baking with a small group
  • Playing board games, cards, dominoes
  • Bingo
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sharing your hobbies/interests.

Personal Qualities

Activity Assistant volunteers need to:

  • Be good communicators
  • Be committed
  • Patience
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines;
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Knowledge of dementia.


Volunteers will also be provided with relevant training required for this role.

To apply - click the 'Fill in an application' button on the right of this screen.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • Thursday Morning
  • Friday Morning