Volunteers

Our volunteers have different roles

Community Champions – make a commitment to regular weekly visits to a client either at home or taking trips out together.  The relationship is reviewed after a year.  This is Christine who is one of our volunteers

Digital Volunteers (click for more information) – usually a shorter commitment helping a client to get online or to develop their skills, the sessions are held in the clients home at their pace.  We provide additional training for digital champions.

Telephone Volunteers – a volunteer who agrees to ring a client once a week for a chat.

“I like talking on the phone. Its nice to have a regular chat and learn about someone else’s life – their joys and troubles and share mine. I look forward to the calls and it was really interesting hearing about my volunteer’s wedding preparations”

Pen Pals – some people prefer to receive a letter or an email and this is suitable for volunteers who themselves have limited mobility.

Why do I like being a pen pal? 

“Quite simple really…lovely to get a letter through the letter box. Lovely to share a chat about gardens and things in general. Makes me feel happy…..a lovely idea…”

Hosting – some of our volunteers assist at training events and particularly at our Community Gatherings.

Find out about our recent developments in our newsletters

How to volunteer

Please get in touch to find out more either by phone 01858 439262 or by messaging us .  You will need to complete a registration form, IiV colourattend an informal interview following which we take up references, you will be invited to attend a training course (approx six hours) and then we can arrange an introduction.

We pay travel expenses and offer a chance to develop your own community.

We offer additional optional training opportunities eg hearing loss, bereavement awareness and first aid

“That bereavement training last week came just at the right time for me. It really helped me to support my client who has just lost her brother and had the funeral this week.”

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