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Support from Age UK Somerset during the coronavirus

Would you like to help older people in Somerset and North Somerset?

Our normal requests for volunteers are on hold for now.  At this time we are working with other community organisations to ensure that every part of our area is able to offer support to the older people in their communities.  

Volunteering

 

Friendly Phone Calls Service

We have recently set up a new service in response to Coronavirus and the increased isolation it has caused many older people to experience. The Friendly Phone Calls service involves making a weekly call to an older person, to alleviate their sense of loneliness. If you'd like to volunteer, please email volunteers@ageuksomerset.org.uk.

 

Here are some other ways you can help:

 

Registering to Volunteer with the NHS

The NHS are also asking volunteers to register for volunteering and the details for this can be found here. https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS 

This is for people who can drive and get out and about and also for those willing to support patients by phone.

Register to Volunteer with the NHS

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Neighbourly Volunteering

Take part in neighbourly volunteering and help support older people in your community who are staying at home due to the coronavirus epidemic. 

To help you get involved we have produced a postcard that you can print off and complete with key information (including our contact details) and post to older people in your area to let them know you are available should they need support. 

Download and print Age UK Somerset's Neighbourly Volunteer Postcard

More information and a training video can be seen here

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Volunteering with Age UK Somerset

If you are interested in volunteering with us in the future we would love to hear from you and will keep your contact details on file ready for when we are resuming normal service.


Get in touch

Someone from the Volunteering team is usually available from Monday to Friday. 

Please contact us.

Telephone: 01823 345627 (please leave a message as we are working from home and picking up messages remotely)

email: volunteers@ageuksomerset.org.uk