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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47149

  • Volunteer Host
    with Contact the Elderly (Stirling).

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of elderly people in your own home just once or twice A YEAR? Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea party outings make a big difference to their lives
     •  Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, our groups of 6-8 guests, over 70s who are lonely and isolated, are collected from their homes by our volunteer drivers and taken to the home of a volunteer host
     •  Everyone then enjoys a couple of hours of chat, laughter, tea, cakes and companionship before the drivers return our guests to their homes
     •  Hosts are asked to provide a warm welcome and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for the guests and drivers
     •  The social connection provided by sharing a couple of hours company once a month is of huge benefit to our lonely guests
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers are supported by both their Group Coordinator and Contact the Elderly's Volunteer Support Officers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Not paid.

    Experience required:The only essentials are a big teapot, a ground floor toilet and easy access to your house (e.g. not too many steps to your front door). We also ask that you have enough seating for eight older people. You must enjoy engaging with other people.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity is local to Dunfermline and the tea parties are held in the home of the volunteer host.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.