Volunteering is very rewarding and people of all ages can take part. Our volunteers range in age from 18-91. As well as gaining new skills, volunteers can make new friends and become part of a thriving community.
Our volunteers support us with a range of services:
• Helping prepare and serve a two course lunch at our Tuesday Club. They can sit and have a chat
with our service users over a cup of tea, biscuits are always provided!
• Setting up the venue for our two exercise classes, serving refreshments and helping the less
mobile to get safely to the class.
• Running our monthly Film Club and serving refreshments.
• Volunteers visit people in their own home for a friendly chat and much needed company for people
who may be housebound or lonely.
• Gardening (grass and hedges)
• Transport to medical appointments and social engagements.
• Phone calls – volunteers telephone people every week for a friendly chat.
• Office work, answering the telephone, dealing with visitors to the office and general
• Day trips - pushing wheelchairs and providing company and support
We are now looking for volunteers to help with:
• Visiting people who are housebound or lonely
• Car owner/drivers
• Wheelchair pushers
• Trustee / Committee Members
• Corporate fund-raising
• Tuesday lunch club
Volunteers do not need any formal qualifications, just time to spare, a caring nature and an interest
in the work we do in supporting older people in the community. A few hours a week can be very rewarding for volunteers and can make a big difference in someone’s life.
For more information about volunteering please email, telephone or call in to Assist or you can download an application form.
Potential volunteers will have to pass a DBS (CRB) check and provide two references. They will receive induction training and ongoing support from the Co-ordinator. We also hold a monthly support/social group for volunteers to get together.