SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE

Unlocking Loneliness Since 1982

We currently have volunteering opportunities in the following roleS: Home Visiting Volunteer The Home Visiting Scheme is our core service. Each volunteer visits their client for one or two hours per week or per fortnight, providing company and conversation to alleviate loneliness. We match each volunteer and client very carefully, depending on interests and levels of support needed. Our Home Visiting Scheme Manager accompanies each volunteer on their first visit, to make the introductions and help to break the ice. The days and times of visits can be flexible, although most people find it helps to stick to the same day and time each week. We provide ongoing support to ensure that things are continuing to go well. Volunteer Driver Our team of volunteer drivers bring older people to our events and activities, then take them home safely at the end. Without this dedicated group of men and women, many of our clients would be unable to leave their home. For most drivers, this means just one or two journeys per month, whilst other drivers wish to commit more time. Trustee We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in serving on our Board of Trustees. Formal meetings take place quarterly, but our trustees also support many of our activities and events. Please contact us if you would like to know more. Fundraiser As a charity, we are currently looking for new ways to raise funds so that we can continue our work in the community. We welcome all ideas and suggestions for events etc and we are in the process of developing a fundraising group. Please let us know if you would like to help with this aspect of our work!

SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE                                                 

Registered Charity Number 1086909

Tel: 01423 531490

sop.harrogate@gmail.com