We need people who are good at listening, patient, and like people. Befriending involves visiting someone in their own home, and spending an hour with them each week. The people befrienders visit are often quite lonely and isolated, and visits from befrienders can brighten up their whole week. Come and join us, and help improve someone’s life by just being there.
Some people need support at difficult times in their life. We are looking for people who can offer a listening ear and support. This can involve visiting different people rather than one person on a regular basis. If you can offer an hour a week or a minimum of an hour per month come along and join our team of visitors.
Minibus Passenger Assistant
We are looking for people to accompany and assist our members from their home on to the minibus. This can also include escorting members on trips and outings, ensuring that they are safe and comfortable whilst they are with us. This may involve pushing wheelchairs and supporting people who are unsteady on their feet, guiding someone who is partially sighted or reassuring and caring for people with low level memory problems.
We are always on the look-out for volunteer minibus drivers. All our drivers undergo a training course in accordance with the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS).
Car Scheme Drivers
Car scheme drivers pick members up from their own homes and drive them to appointed locations – such as appointments that they are unable to access without assistance. This can include visits to their General Practitioner, hospital, dentist, opticians, hairdressers, bank, post office etc.
Group activities assistant
Throughout the week there are a number of regular activities that rely on volunteer support. This can include making and serving tea and coffee, assisting to prepare and serve lunches, taking registers and collecting money - and much more.
These are some of the regular activities currently operating:
Lunch Clubs, Bingo, Tai-chi, Gentle Exercise, Zumba, Coffee Mornings, Quizzes, Memory Lane Café.
Office / IT Support - making and receiving phone calls, doing computer based tasks and organising mail shots; publicity and fundraising events. Newsletter preparation, despatch and delivery.
Becoming a Volunteer:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or want more information, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.