At Independent Age, we believe in the power of a good chat. We have volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales creating bonds of friendship with older people who’d like a bit more company, putting the world to rights over a cuppa.

“We’ve got so much to talk about. The hour just whizzes by. I love going to visit Bill.”

How it works

  • Sign up and have a good conversation with an older person for a minimum of 12 months. You’ll be visiting someone who is within an easy travelling distance to you.
  • You agree the best time with the older person for up to one-hour visits regularly in their home. The more flexible you can be, the quicker we can match you both.
  • We’ll give you all the training and support you need and there will be opportunities to meet other volunteers too.
  • Take a look at our Volunteer Visitor role description to find out more:

Is it right for you?

If you can spare an hour regularly and you’re a good listener, friendly, empathetic and like a good chat, then this role could be perfect for you. You also need to be living in the UK and aged over 18.

Any queries, email volunteer.recruitment@independentage.org or call the team on 020 7605 4255.

To apply, please enter your postcode below and search for an opportunity within 10 miles of your location (search within 2.5 miles if you're in London).

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