Become a Volunteer Visitor and get as much from your chat as the older person you’re visiting. Regularly giving just an hour to put the world to rights over a cuppa can make all the difference. For both of you.
We are looking for motivated individuals who will act as local ambassadors for Independent Age, helping raise awareness of the need to support older people in our communities and spreading the word about the work that we do.
People look forward to receiving telephone calls from Independent Age friendship volunteers. It's a mood booster and helps people feel more connected and less lonely. If you're a good listener and enjoy a chat, this is a great volunteering opportunity.
Use your change-making skills to help bring the experience and ideas of older people right to the centre of what we do.
What's in it for me?
People are quite often surprised by how much they receive back when they volunteer. The act of giving your time to help another person fight through their loneliness or social isolation can lead to a feeling of accomplishment and happiness.
We provide volunteers with training and a dedicated support network, and we hold local and national volunteer events throughout the year. Our Volunteer Engagement Panel gives active volunteers a chance to be more engaged in developing the work we do on a variety of projects. Our volunteers on the panel have a range of different backgrounds and expertise,