We have two volunteer roles within the team:
We are recruiting volunteers to help move furniture to support clients to come home from a stay in hospital safely. Sometimes a client may live alone and after a visit in hospital they may need a bed or other furniture moving downstairs. No equipment is needed, just a willingness to help!
Meet and greeters: (Home from Hospital)
We are looking for volunteers that can offer meet and greet support to older people after a stay in hospital. Typically volunteers will visit the client’s home over 2/3 days to ensure they have everything they need to assist their recovery.
Tasks may include:
- Meet and greet the client at their home after their stay in hospital
- Ensure the home is warm
- Provide an essential shop if needed.
- Attend healthcare appointments with the client.
If the volunteer feels comfortable the two above roles can be combined to offer support.
We would like volunteers to start as soon as possible so please do pass this information onto anyone you think may be interested in volunteering with Age UK H&W.
As a volunteer at Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire you will receive a full induction, including our in-house Bitesize training, and a DBS check where necessary.