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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
to 18th November
Volunteer with Levenshulme Good Neighbours to make a difference in the community
Do you have a passion for justice and social inclusion?
Do you feel older people should be or are valued members of society?
Would you like to meet someone new this year whose life you can make a difference to?
If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, congratulations, you are the right person to volunteer with Levenshulme Good Neighbours to make a difference in the community.
These can include helping people with limited mobility get out into the community, helping older people get online, helping with odd jobs and errands, escorting older people to appointments, social events and activities and visiting a housebound person.
Levenshulme Good Neighbours (LGN) is an award winning befriending charity that supports isolated older people in the local community.
Our volunteer befrienders support older people in a wide range of social, emotional and practical ways. These can include:
helping people with limited mobility get out into the community
helping older people get online
helping with odd jobs and errands
escorting older people to appointments, social events and activities
visiting a housebound person
having fun days out together
Most of our service users are aged between 65 and 93 years old, although we offer the service to anyone over 60 who would benefit from a befriender.
We are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders, to visit older people in the Levenshulme community. The role is perfect if you enjoy a good chat, are a good listener, and want to help improve the lives of older people in Manchester.
Volunteering is hugely rewarding, and our volunteers have a massive impact, helping people to feel like valued members of the community by offering friendship in a safe and supportive environment.
Our volunteers are carefully matched with older people who they visit regularly so a meaningful relationship can develop. We also have other volunteers that offer much needed occasional support, such as going with people to appointments they couldn't do on their own or running small errands for them.
We're looking for volunteer befrienders who can offer 2-6 hours a week, preferably during the day.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Volunteering with Rise
You can claim rise points any volunteering you undertake - from an hour to a sustained commitment. All you need to do is fill in a Self Claim for your points
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