“As one gets older, it happens that suddenly you have lost dear friends and family. and then it gets lonely. Fewer and fewer people call. Someone told you I had said this, and a lovely lady came to see me. We had a cuppa and a chat and I was delighted. She made my day. She has been since even in school holidays. It’s just nice to see someone.”
Who are our volunteers?
They are local residents just like you. They shop for those who can no longer do it for themselves. They pick up clients and accompany them to hospital or a doctor’s appointment, staying with them if they need moral support or a second pair of ears. They drive them to social events, or simply meet them for a cup of tea and a chat or even take them to the theatre or cinema. Some of these activities that we take for granted can be a huge challenge for those who are elderly, isolated or disabled.
CLICK HERE to read a case study of a successful match.
CLICK HERE to meet Russell, who is a volunteer, a trustee – and our treasurer!
CLICK HERE for a video featuring volunteer Max.
What sort of time commitment would volunteering require?
We understand that you are busy, but unlike other volunteering roles we don’t need any regular commitment. You can help once a week, once a month, whenever you want. We can promise that volunteering with us is rewarding, interesting and life-affirming.
To be a volunteer driver you need a UK driving licence, comprehensive insurance and a car suitable for transporting elderly clients. Mileage can be claimed at 40 pence per mile.
All our volunteers are required to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.