Loneliness and social isolation is one of the major problems facing many older people in our communities - would you like to help improve that situation in your area? we're looking for volunteers to visit older people in their homes to provide friendly social contact and help them to maintain their independence. Tasks may include - providing regular, friendly social contact - carrying out safe, warm and well checks, - practical help such as port office/prescription collections, assisted shopping, care of pets and/or occasional help in home, help in accessing transport, helping the older person access other services if required.
no upper age limit has been specified
induction before they are asked to carry out any tasks. policies and procedures and give out contact details for support.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - 45p per mile or public transport (receipt required). They are also covered for other out of pocket expenses such as car parking and any snacks while waiting at hospitals etc.
Volunteers must be caring, sympathetic, patient, honest and reliable individuals with good communication and listening skills.
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.
Register your opportunity
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Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
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