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Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community. 

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.


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

If you feel able to donate your time to help us make a real difference in the lives of people 50 years and older we’d love to hear from you. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

Contact: (01983) 525282, or email: volunteers@ageukiw.org.uk.

 


Neighbourly volunteering

Take part in neighbourly volunteering and help support older people who are staying at home due to the coronavirus epidemic. In these challenging times, lots of people have been asking us how they can support older people who are staying at home.

The services delivered by Age UK Isle of Wight and our partners typically require an application and training process that can take several weeks to complete.

In order to best support those older people who may be in need of some simple assistance immediately, we want to encourage you to take part in neighbourly volunteering.

We’ve put together a simple training video and our own spin on a postcard you can complete to offer help and to provide some key information to your older neighbours.

How to get involved

1. Watch our short video about neighbourly volunteering. 

2. Download, print and give out our neighbourly volunteering postcards.