Volunteering

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.
     

  • Gardening 
     

  • 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
     

  • Car owner/drivers
     

  • Wheelchair pushers
     

  • 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.