Can you spare between 1-2 hours a week to visit someone who otherwise would see nobody? You may sit and have a cup of tea and a chat, or listen to music with them. You may assist them to go out to a local shop or to a cafe for a drink. Whatever you do, you will be a lifechanger to them.
The Volunteer Link Scheme is a registered charity (number 1072538) with the sole aim of relieving the isolation suffered from adults living in the London Borough of Ealing who are housebound without support.
We recruit volunteers to visit adults who, for whatever reason, find themselves on their own.
Many of our clients are older adults, however we do take referrals for any adults.
Benefits of volunteering:
We provide thorough initial training
We provide regular additional training on relevant subjects such as wheelchair skills or first aid.
We arrange social events where you can meet other volunteers
Volunteering is good for your health! Research from the United Health Group has revealed that doing good is good for you with 76% of volunteers reporting that they felt healthier over 12 months of volunteering.
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week
- Willingness to volunteer for at least a year