Socialising Volunteer (residential homes)

We are looking for volunteers to socialise with elderly residents providing friendship, support and encouragement and to help create a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Responsibilities: To communicate and socialise with specified residents, building a relationship of friendship and trust To assist with various tasks such as helping read local newspapers or books as required To enable specific residents to take part in organized activities such as quizzes and crafts if requested by the resident. Please note: There will be no aspect of personal care involved in this position. Qualities and skills we are looking for: The ability to act appropriately in an environment that may be emotionally demanding To be reliable and have a genuine interest in the desire to make a difference in the lives of visually impaired people Good communication skills Patience and a warm and friendly attitude Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Support provided for you: Visual Impairment Awareness training will be provided and take place at Vista Regular newsletters, updates and news from the Homes Managers and/or Volunteer Manager at Vista Other training as identified Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/02/2022

End Date: 02/12/2022

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Availability Details

Negotiable but looking for one morning or afternoon per week


New Wycliffe Home, Rushey Mead
Rushey mead

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