Volunteer with Age Concern Canterbury and make a difference

 

Visiting Service Volunteer

Are you:

  • Warm, friendly and enjoy a chat?
  • Keen to spend time with an older person?
  • Able to give about 1 hour per week on a regular basis?
  • Respectful of confidentiality and diversity?

Contact Emma 331 7809 or Liz 331 7816

 

What do our Volunteers say?

“We have become close friends! She is a delightful person and we have lots in common. She is knowledgeable about music, art, theatre and literature. We have so much to talk about, stories and reminiscences to share. I value her friendship very much and have enormous respect for her.”

“I started volunteering in 2002 after I became a widow- I thought ‘I can do that’ after reading an advertisement in the newspaper. I have visited 4 different people over the past 15 years. A lot has changed in all our lives over that time, I have attended family weddings and continued visiting when one of my clients moved to rest home care, I can’t imagine not visiting.”

 

Driver and Social Outings Volunteer

Are you:

  • Warm, friendly and enjoy a chat?
  • Keen to spend time with older people?
  • Able to spare a morning or afternoon on a regular basis?
  • Respectful of confidentiality and diversity?
  • A competent and confident driver? Note: No special licence is required.
  • Or able to assist our drivers on an outing?

 

Social Outings Host

Are you:

  • Warm, friendly and enjoy a chat?
  • Keen to spend time with older people?
  • Able to host up to 9 people in your own home/community centre/School?
  • Respectful of confidentiality and diversity?

Contact Peter  on 331 7801 or Debbie on 331 7814

 

What do our Volunteers say?

“I joined the volunteers at Age Concern as a minibus driver because as a recent retiree I was feeling so fortunate and content with very good health, family and security that I wanted to ‘give a little back’. I was immediately taken by the genuine care and compassion shown by Peter and Debbie and I feel privileged to be part of their team. However the biggest surprise has been how I find myself looking forward to my Thursdays and the groups I transport, I am experiencing just as much satisfaction if not more so than the lovely people I take care of.”

“I am so lucky to be able to give so much pleasure to so many wonderful people. Their stories are so humbling.”

Volunteers are carefully selected, trained and supported by our  Co-ordinators.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Visiting Service Volunteer:

Are you available for 1-2 hours between 10am-4pm during the week?

This month we need visitors in the following areas:

- Mairehau
- Woolston
- Linwood
- New Brighton

If you are available in any other locations please do not hesitate to contact us as our service is offered all over Canterbury.

Please contact Emma on 331 7809 or Liz on 331 7816 to find out more!

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