Tea Party Host

  • VO76157


You will provide an afternoon tea in your own home for around 6-7 older people and 3 or 4 drivers. An afternoon of tea and cake and most importantly chatting to everyone to ease social isolation and loneliness.

You will need easy access into your home, a downstairs toilet and a big teapot! If you can’t accommodate a group in your own home but you would still like to host then perhaps you know of a community centre, church hall etc where you could be the host.

Organisation aims and objectives

Contact the Elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact. Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises free monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.










Once or twice a year, for approximately 3 hours. The tea party groups always meet on a Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm.


Experience required: Interest in socialising with older people, good listener.


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A potential volunteer host could go along to another host’s home
Training details: Each group has a volunteer group coordinator who organises the monthly tea parties and there is on going support from staff members.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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