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Description

Re-engage offers a regular afternoon tea party for older people in the community who are experiencing loneliness. Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, cake and companionship. There are usually three to five drivers in a group and there are sometimes also one or two reserve drivers to cover for holidays and emergencies. We ask our drivers to commit to about four hours one Sunday a month. Our tea parties are a real lifeline of friendship for our older guests who have little or no contact with family or friends. They bring people of all ages together, develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month.
More information is available at www.reengage.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Re-engage is a committed to tackling the problem of loneliness, one of the most invisible but debilitating issues in society today. Re-engage provide regular Sunday afternoon tea parties for over 70s. Once a month each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, cake and companionship

Availability

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Restrictions

Must hold a driver's licence.
Experience required: All you need is a full driver's licence, a valid insurance and access to a car. As a driver we ask you to supply two references and we also take out a PVG before you start as a volunteer. You don't need any experience. You must just be willing to enjoy a chat, a cuppa and cake with our elderly guests.
Travel details: We currently have 3 groups based in and around Perth and one in Blairgowrie but are always keen to develop new ones.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago