Read below some of the positive feedback our Age Concern Visitor volunteers have received;
"Visiting is very rewarding and knowing you are making someone else's day better is best!"
"We chat over a cuppa & watch Tipping Point together. We also do cross word puzzles and somtimes craft activities. I really love my visits with the lady I am matched with and know that she really appreciates the visits, as she rarely has any visitors other than family."
"We talk, go out for coffee, shopping and stroll around the garden... I really enjoy doing this and feel I get as much from this as the client"
Our volunteers come from all walks of life but what they have in common is warmth, friendliness and a desire to make a difference in the life of an older person. This is a wonderful opportunity to share life stories, experiences and develop friendships.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 3 - Good health and well being
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities.
Friendly, trustworthy, reliable, excellent spoken English communication skills, enjoy talking to older people and good listening skills. You must be over 18 to apply for this role, PLEASE NOTE: This role is not suitable for someone seeking work experience as a reference would not be able to be provided by either the organisation or the older person. Time is a precious gift to give.
An hour a week on a regular basis that suits both the volunteer and client.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.