Bright Sparks Volunteer Coordinator

Our vision is a community where all older people are engaging in services and activities, connected to social networks and accessing services that sustain independent, vibrant lives.

We need someone with a passion for supporting older people and experience of working with volunteers to become our Bright Sparks Volunteer Coordinator.

The right person will deliver the Bright Sparks project recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to support older people who have mental and chronic health conditions and need personalised support to access services that improve their mental and physical health and re-engagement in society.

This is a new part time) 12-month role part funded by the National Lottery. Southwark Pensioners’ Centre is a London Living Wage employer.

Job Title: Bright Sparks Volunteer Coordinator
Responsible to: Director
Responsible for: Bright Sparks Project volunteers
Hours: 20 over five days
Salary: £11.95ph
Location: Southwark Pensioner’s Centre

Here below is a link to the job description and person specification:

Bright Sparks Volunteer Coordinator job description.pdf

And an introduction to Southwark Pensioners’ Centre:

Southwark Pensioners Centre – description Mar 2023.pdf

Please submit a CV and a supporting letter explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements of the job to

Closing date – Fri April 14th 2023. Interviews -Monday 24th April 2023.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to complete an application form and any final offer is subject to HR checks and a DBS.


Would you like to help at SPC?  We have lots of things going on that we need help with.

Volunteering at SPC can be great fun, and you get to make a difference to people using the centre.

If you are interested please call 020 7708 4556

Or email for more information

Or pop into the office, pick up an application form or download it here.

View an Activities Volunteer role description here

You can join our volunteer team to help with:

The garden, we need someone to keep the garden tidy, a bit of pruning, weeding, planting etc.

View the Garden Volunteer role description here.

Administration, helping with tasks such as data entry, shredding, mail outs etc.

View the Administration Volunteer role description here.

Reception, meeting and greeting visitors to the centre, helping with enquiries, holiday bookings and trips

View the Receptionist Volunteer role description here.

Eye to Eye helpers, supporting visually impaired older people with tasks such as booking appointments, taking part in activities

View the Eye to Eye Helpers role description here

Eye to Eye Buddies, supporting an individual visually impaired older person to be independent, accompanying with shopping and participating in activities

View the Eye to Eye Buddies Volunteer role description here

Digital Champions.  If you know your way around a computer, mobile phone or tablet you may be able to help others with emailing, accessing the internet

View the Digital Champions Volunteer role description here

Member support, helping older people in need of support either at their homes or in the office or via the telephone

View the Member Support Volunteer role description here

Previous Volunteering Roles

Coronavirus Response Volunteering

If you are considering becoming a Coronavirus Response Volunteer:
Please read this introductory letter
Click here for an application form
Click here to see the requirements for undergoing a Debarring and Disclosure check (DBS)