There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for Age UK Suffolk:
Availability of the opportunity:
Duration: See below (minimum 6 month commitment)
Location: See below
With 1 in 10 people in Suffolk over the age of 60 saying that they are lonely, befriending is a lovely way to make a difference to older people living in Suffolk. Helping to alleviate loneliness and social isolation through a weekly telephone call or face to face visit. We try as far as possible to match interests of our volunteers with those of the older person they befriend.
Visiting Befrienders (*CURRENTLY ON HOLD*) - Usually a weekly visit to the clients home for approximately 1 hour, on the same day/time. Current areas covered are Kesgrave, Rushmere St Andrew, Felixstowe, Shotley Peninsula, Ipswich, Woodbridge and Sudbury.
Telephone Befrienders - Usually a weekly call for approximately 20 - 30 minutes, on the same day/time from a location where reasonable privacy is available. This service is across Suffolk. DBS check required (paid for by Age UK Suffolk).
Availability of the opportunity: Any day to suit you
Duration: Flexible hours to suit you
As a Community Links Volunteer you will help us to reach more of the people who need us by sharing information about Age UK Suffolk’s services within your local community, this could include giving talks at local clubs, groups or events. You will also help us to understand the issues facing older people and feedback this information. This is an interesting, varied and rewarding role.
• Knowledge of the community that you are living/volunteering in.
• Ability to communicate verbally with people of all ages.
• Ability to present information verbally in a clear and understandable way.
• Clear record keeping.
• Awareness of the older members of the community and the facilities and opportunities available to them.
All volunteers must be 18 years or older. A completed application form with two referees will be required. All successful applicants will be trained as Dementia Friends, attend a Volunteer Induction and have the opportunity for presentation skills training. Mileage expenses paid. DBS check required (paid for by Age UK Suffolk).
(Page last updated: 26th May 2020)
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Call us on 01473 298684