Age Concern Tyneside South
29 Beach Road
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Age Concern Tyneside South need volunteers to make a weekly wellbeing call to an isolated and lonely older person. This role involves making one call a week for around half an hour, from the comfort of your own home. We simply need you to have a chat with the person, make sure that they are ok and hopefully have a bit of a giggle too. All that we ask is that you then feed back on how the calls have gone once a month. This is not a counselling or support role and if any issues arise in the conversation, you can contact us straight away to take up any concerns.
Benefits for the Volunteer
Volunteers have the opportunity to make a real difference to an older person who is isolated and has very little contact with the outside world. Over time, many volunteers also make firm friends with the person they call.