Re-Engage (Clacks)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039377

Re-engage is a charity that is positive about older age and committed to fighting loneliness so that people can have social lives and friendship groups however old they are. We inspire and enable meaningful connections and shared experiences within communities across the UK for people over 75 facing loneliness and social isolation.

Our volunteers work together to create better communities and help to enrich the lives of our members by giving them something to look forward to.
Older people who may have felt very alone, now feel valued as individuals, continue to form friendships, and have groups that give support. We make sure that people know they are important well into old age. Respectful, determined, warm, pioneering, and local: we are Re-engage and we are bringing generations together.

Current opportunity

Re-engage started in 1965 and is the only charity in the UK devoted to ending loneliness and isolation among those aged 75 and over. Through the volunteers Re-engage provide free, monthly tea parties, a call companion service and gentle activity classes. Volunteers are needed to act as hosts for free, monthly tea parties, at their homes or other venues. Re-engage also need people who can drive guests to and from the locations. Volunteers will drive guests to and from tea parties or act as hosts. There is a coordinator who organises the events and will maintain contact with you. Induction and training is available on demand through their website - - as well as ongoing support from Re-engage staff. Volunteer drivers must have a full, clean driving licence and a PVG as well as making sure they are covered by car insurance. Hosts will run tea parties once or twice a year at their homes or other venues and will cater for between four and twelve people, including the drivers. For both roles you must be comfortable socialising. Minimum age is 18.