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Title

Task Force Handyperson

Help older people stay in their own home as long as possible by lending a hand with basic DIY tasks
Location
Leicester - Evington, Wycliffe, Belgrave, Spinney Hills and Thurncourt
Hours
Flexible, individual tasks may take 2-5 days in one week
Expenses
Agreed in advance expenses reimbursed

Papworth Trust, as a partner of the Leicester 'Ageing Together' Programme, will be delivering a ‘task force’ to disabled older people within Leicester City to bring people’s homes up to a good standard of maintenance.Most of the tasks will be one-off or short-term projects focussing on an individual’s home, and you will be working in a team of volunteers led by a Task Force Supervisor.Tasks could include:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Carpentry
  • Clearing rubbish
  • Cleaning
  • Basic plumbing
  • Gardening
  • DIY tasks e.g. fitting bolts, minor repairs

Skills, and qualities required:

  • Physically able to carry out the type of tasks described
  • Willing and able to follow health and safety and other guidelines
  • Comfortable working in a team
  • Some handyperson-related ability is desirable but not-essential, enthusiasm is more important! 

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Become part of a passionate and supportive team.
  • Help make a real difference to the lives of older and disadvantaged people.
  • Gain new experiences and develop skills and confidence.
  • Meet new people.
  • Spend your time doing something that is worthwhile and rewarding
  • Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses
  • Day to day support from a designated member of staff
  • Have fun!  

How to apply:

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form and the Diversity and Equality form on the left hand side of this page.

Then email your forms to sandra.howley@papworthtrust.org.uk, or post them to: FREEPOST PLUS RTSZ-LZHL-AAHY ,Papworth Home Solutions,51b Kenilworth Drive,Oadby,Leicester LE2 5LT

For more information please see our FAQs for volunteers or call the team on 0116 2729960.