Age UK – Local Volunteer appeal

Could you visit an older person who has just come out of hospital?

If you have some time to spare and fancy trying something new that really makes a difference to older people in your area, then we would love to hear from you as we are looking to expand our existing team of volunteers, particularly in the Eastington area.

Age UK Gloucestershire’s Out of Hospital Service supports older people in their own homes to regain confidence and get back on their feet following a spell in hospital.

We know that people can feel anxious and sometimes vulnerable and isolated whilst they are on the road to recovery, just knowing that someone is going to “pop-in” each week can be a real lifeline.

Your visit could be as simple as enjoying a cup of tea and a chat together, picking up a little bit of shopping, posting a letter or helping your client to access wider services in their area by providing information and sign posting.

This role does NOT involve providing personal care.

Currently our team supports up to 50 older people across Gloucestershire each month and typically, each client is supported with an hourly visit once a week visit for a maximum of four weeks.

Our volunteers are a highly valued and essential part of the Out of Hospital Service and work alongside an established team of paid Community Support Co-ordinators. As a volunteer for Age UK Gloucestershire, you will quickly become part of a friendly, welcoming and professional team. You’ll receive full training and ongoing support from us. All we ask is that you are aged 18 or over and are happy to be DBS checked.

For details on this and all our other volunteering opportunities, please contact
Angela Jellymanat Age UK Gloucestershire on 01452 422660 or