When We Need You

From 17/11/2015

About Opportunity

Do you have a few hours to spare one Sunday afternoon a month?We need drivers to take an isolated older person, using their own cars to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host's home.  Once there, you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours with the other drivers and guests before returning your guest home again.  It's the same small group of drivers and guests who meet in a different host's home each month establishing a real link of companionship and fun!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, a good driver and a safe car. You must be reliable and get on well with older people

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Work Type

Befriending / Mentoring, Driving / escorting, Drivers

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Accessibility Details

Frequency & Commitment

Once per month, for around 4-5 hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Minimium Age

Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age.

Reference Code

VMP Ref: 5836

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