Volunteering is very rewarding and people of all ages and backgrounds can take part. 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.
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 administration work.
Day trips - pushing wheelchairs and providing company and support
Digital drop in - offering one to one support for people to use their tablets, phones and computers
We are currently looking for the following:
Visitors for people who are housebound or lonely
Trustee / Committee Members
Tuesday lunch club helpers
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.
Potential volunteers will have to pass a DBS (CRB) check and provide two references. They will receive induction training and ongoing support. We also hold a regular support/social group for volunteers to get together.
For more information about volunteering please email, telephone or you can download an application form.