Age Concern Hampshire has a team of 394 dedicated volunteers who come from all walks of life to offer friendship, support and information to our service users. We would not be able to run our services without them and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimated that the economic contribution of volunteers nationally was £23.1 billion in 2012.
Volunteering can be a powerful tool to help people change their lives for the better. People can:
• develop a sense of self worth, optimism and ambition
• acquire totally new skills or diversify skills which employers see as extremely valuable
• meet new people
• engage more in local society leading to a sense of reward and achievement.
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We have a variety of positions available, as you can see from the options below, and can offer volunteer slots from as little as 3 hours a week. Age Concern Hampshire are committed to seeing an application through from start to finish, matching the volunteer to the most suitable role in the organisation. We want volunteers to feel valued, so we offer training and support in all areas and encourage a good team atmosphere amongst the volunteers.
Please see our information document here.
If you would like to volunteer with us please contact us on 01962 868545
Advisers deal with a wide range of enquiries on all types of issues ranging from gardening to benefits on our Freephone Information and Advice line.
Volunteers will be highly trained to provide high quality information about services available to those people who prefer the personal contact in rural areas as part of our Village Agent service.
Our Food and Friendship service is an opportunity to provide regular social contact to older people by way of a befriending visit alongside their Meals on Wheels delivery.
Volunteers provide short term support over one or two home visits to help older people to find out about local activities and services as part of our OPAL service.
To raise awareness and funds for us by becoming a Retail Volunteer in our new shops.
Some of our larger foot care clinics have volunteers to assist the member of staff with refreshments and admin.
Volunteer tutors guide older people through basic computer skills at our Computer Learning Centres
Support is given to the staff and clients at our 13 Wellbeing Centres by volunteers assisting with craft, health and fitness activities or volunteering on the client transport.
Our volunteers also help us with fundraising and events, and enable us to raise money to support our work.
Age Concern Hampshire and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are proud to be working in partnership on a Health & Wellbeing Project 'Hospital-to-Home' based in Gosport and Petersfield Community Hospitals.
Please note that certain voluntary roles will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring certificate. More details are available from Age Concern Hampshire's HR Dept on 01962 892454.
To find out more about our many volunteering opportunities, call us on Freephone 0800 328 7154.