Like what we do? Would you like to get involved?
Join as a member
We set up our membership scheme in 2009 in order to give recognition to our registered service users as key stakeholders and empowering them to have a greater say in the running of the Charity and opportunities as user representatives on a Members Forum and being nominated as a Charity Trustee.
To be eligible for applying for membership you will normally need to be at least 60 years old or more, a Camden borough resident, on low income and accept our self-help principles. To apply you will need to contact us by phone or email or pop into the Centre in Cumberland Market to pick up a membership application form. We are happy to help you complete the application form and answer any questions you may have about joining. TAP Membership is for 12 months, renewable and there is a small fee of £10 payable.
Volunteer with us
We have a strong self-help ethos with volunteers active in many key roles. Indeed, in our new 5 Ways to Wellbeing Programme puts “Giving” as one of the five different ways that older people can improve their wellbeing. Although, a majority of our volunteers have been recruited from within our membership we are happy to consider others that may have a contribution to make and want to support us and in helping us deliver our services, activities and community events. In the first instance please phone or email us to find out more about what’s involved and to ask for an informal interview.
If subsequently you are invited to apply to become one of our volunteers you will need to complete an application form, provide two independent referees and most probably DBS checked as part of our Safeguarding policy and procedure. Every volunteer has a named supervisor who will provide a warm welcome and ongoing support. We have a Member Forum that meets regularly with the Manager and a Trustee as Chair to coordinate and support volunteers and provides feedback on future priorities and volunteering opportunities.