When We Need You

From 23/11/2017

About Opportunity

Do you have a few hours to spare once or twice a year? Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of isolated older people and their drivers in your own home?Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea parties make a big difference to their lives. Our hosts provide a warm, friendly atmosphere and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for our guests and volunteer drivers. Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community! Apply here

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About Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national charity which supports a network of volunteers to run monthly tea parties across Scotland and the rest of the UK for isolated older people. Once a month on a Sunday afternoon volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect one or two local older people and accompany them to a local volunteer host's home for afternoon tea, friendship and fun. Our guests are generally over the age of 75, living alone in their own homes and socially isolated.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for volunteers with a warm, considerate personality and who feel comfortable hosting a small tea party in their own home. You must be reliable and get on well with older people

Travel Details


We welcome applications from young people who are living at home however permission must be sought from parents/carers.

Work Type

Befriending / Mentoring, Catering, Homebased Volunteering

Client Group


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Accessibility Details

Frequency & Commitment

Once or twice a year on a Sunday afternoon, or more often if you would like!

Minimium Age

Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.

Reference Code

VMP Ref: 5834

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