As a Visiting Volunteer you could provide company for a lonely older person in Southampton.
What do Visiting Volunteers do?
It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Did you know that 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely? You can do something to help by becoming a Visiting Volunteer with Age UK Southampton.
Visiting Volunteers get matched with an older person in the community. They visit them or call them on a regular basis to provide companionship.
What you will get out of it
- It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
- You'll be giving something to your community
- You get to be part of Age UK Southampton's volunteer team
- Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding
What is expected of me?
Visiting Volunteers are expected to call or visit their older person regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around 30 minutes to an hour per week, over a long period of time. Volunteers will also need to attend a short training session and provide references and enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.