Become a ReConnect volunteer

Role Title: ReConnect 1:1 Volunteer

Location: Throughout the Cambuslang, Rutherglen and East Kilbride areas

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of local older people? Do you have a spare 2/3 hours a week?  ReConnect is an exciting new project and is currently recruiting volunteers who can help to tackle isolation which affects so many in the local community.  The volunteer would help support an individual to get out and about, helping them access services and activities.  ReConnect volunteers support older people by getting to know them so they can build up their confidence to try different community activities that interest them in the local area.

Following training you will be matched up with an older person - this may include individuals who have physical and mental disabilities, who are potentially frail, vulnerable and/or have long-term conditions who have been referred to the service.  You will visit the individual at home or at their current residence weekly over a period of approximately 6 months.  During this time it is hoped that you develop a friendship and work with the older people to identify their interests and skills and support the to link into existing local services, clubs and opportunities in their area.  As the older person gets involved in activities and service the 1:1 support will slowly decrease allowing the volunteer, if they wish, to help another isolated individual.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO STAY WITHIN THE CAMBUSLANG AND RUTHERGLEN AREA

If you would like further information on any of the volunteer roles listed or any of our other volunteer roles, please cal us on 0141 646 0123 or email transforminglives@healthynhappy.org.uk