In these challenging times, lots of people have been asking us how they can support older people who are staying at home.
We are so grateful for all of the offers of support received. We have been overwhelmed by the number of applications and have currently halted this process, you can however take part in neighbourly volunteering.
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 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: (01983) 525282, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can volunteer?
Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.
How much time do I need to give?
It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.
How do I become a volunteer with Age UK Isle of Wight?
If you would like an informal chat about our volunteering opportunities, please call (01983) 525282 and ask for the Good Neighbour Scheme.
Alternately, if you are ready to sign-up you can download and complete the form below and send it to:
Good Neighbour Scheme, Age UKIW, 147 High Street, Newport, PO30 1TY
Download: Age UKIW Volunteer Application Form
Volunteering roles with Age UK Isle of Wight
Age UK Isle of Wight relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
What else you can do to support us
Take part in a fundraiser
Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored skydives, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.
Get your colleagues involved
Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.