Volunteering is a great way to help in your community, make friends, share old skills and learn new ones.

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Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? 

If you feel able to donate your time to helping us make a real difference in the lives of people 50 years and older we’d love to hear from you.

If you think you would like to join our team of dedicated volunteers, please contact: Gwen Glover or Fiona Langborne on (01983) 525282, or email: gwen.glover@ageukiw.org.uk or Fiona.langborne@ageukiw.org.uk.

We are a Volunteer led organisation.
Our Volunteers tell us what they want to do, when they want to do it, how often they want to do it and always have the right to say no.  We are always in need of good volunteers across the whole organisation.  

Volunteers gain a real sense of achievement, knowing that they are allowing some older people to retain their independence and remain in their own homes. There is also the chance to make new friends and your intervention helps to reduce feelings of isolation, exclusion and loneliness.

Here are a few areas in which you could help out:

The Good Neighbour Scheme

Become a Good Neighbour Scheme volunteer and support older people in your locality who have no one else to help them.  You may only have time to carry out one-off tasks such as changing a lightbulb or putting the rubbish out.  Tell us when you are free and what you are prepared to do to help – we’ll match you to someone in need.

Visiting or making telephone calls

Many older people can be isolated and lonely especially if they don’t have family or friends nearby. A visitor telephone call from a Good Neighbour would lift their spirits and give them something to look forward to. You might even like to take them to volunteer coffee mornings, or invite a few to your home once a month for tea & cake.

Transport

If you have a car you could take someone to medical appointments. Your client pays your mileage expenses.

Household tasks
Could you change a lightbulb? Read someone’s meters? Unskilled jobs often arise in an older person’s home.

Household tasks

Could you change a lightbulb? Read someone’s meters? Unskilled jobs often arise in an older person’s home.

Shopping

Some people have difficulty in obtaining essential food shopping if they are housebound or cannot shop unaided. Good Neighbours help by shopping from a list or escorting older people to the shops.

Dog walking

Perhaps you would like to walk someone’s dog while they are unwell.

Intergenerational & Education 50+ Projects

Volunteers support local 6th forms to set up and operate their own Good Neighbour Schemes. They also work with primary schools to build positive images of older people with younger pupils.

Digital Inclusion Support

You may wish to help older people to access computers and other new technology so they can keep in touch with family and friends, shop online, etc.

Active Networks Social Clubs

Our social clubs offer a variety of activities to suit individual choices including games, music and exercise. Volunteers help organise the clubs and support members to socialise and make new friends. They may also provide occasional transport.

Community Memory Groups

Volunteers help to deliver activities to stimulate the memories of people with early stages of memory loss including a diagnosis of dementia in groups or in their own homes.

Information and Advice

Volunteers are fully trained to give confidential answers to the many questions that concern older people, including money matters, housing and care options, energy, health care and leisure.

Welfare Benefits Advice

Many older people are not getting all the benefits to which they are entitled. You could be trained to help them complete the forms and claim for those entitlements.

Care Navigators

You could support older people who visit their surgery quite frequently with follow-up assessments and helping to organise low-level support packages for them.

Fundraising

As an independent local charity, we need help to raise money to keep our services running. Activities range from collecting at your local store to running a stall at a garden fair. Or maybe you would like to take part in a sponsored activity? For more information about Fundraising please contact Elisha on (01983) 525282 or elisha.leachman@ageukiw.org.uk

Administration / Reception

Various office-based opportunities arise within all aspects of our work, including supporting our busy reception area.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? 

Volunteering is a great way to help out in your community make friends, share old skills and learn new ones. If you feel able to donate your time to helping us make a real difference in the lives of people 50 years and older we’d love to hear from you.

If you think you would like to join our team of dedicated volunteers, please contact: Gwen Glover or Fiona Langborne on (01983) 525282, or email: gwen.glover@ageukiw.org.uk or Fiona.langborne@ageukiw.org.uk.