LinkLiving - (Older Peoples Service)

The project aims to reduce social isolation in older people by recruiting and supporting individuals to become volunteers who can then be matched with an older person, to go shopping go for a coffee, support the person to attend a social group or help the older person with some simple practical tasks.


Current opportunities

Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at one of the social cafes. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. Quizzes and a range of other activities are also on offer. You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them, by: - meeting and greeting the members as they arrive, around 10.30am (volunteers are asked to arrive for 10am to help with setting up) - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end (finishing by 12.30pm), - chatting to them and getting to know them, - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes. - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers

Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce social isolation by volunteering at our social café in the Larick Centre, Tayport. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. Quizzes and a range of other activities are also on offer. You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them, by: - meeting and greeting them as they arrive around 10.30am (we ask volunteers to arrive for 10am to help with setting up) - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end (finishing by 12.30pm), - chatting to our members and getting to know them, - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes. - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers

Could you help reduce the social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver? LinkLiving need drivers to take people to and from their social cafe at Larick Community Centre, Tayport. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities which you are welcome to join. You would be the first point of contact with LinkLiving members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. The role involves: - collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre for 10.30am - taking them home at the end of the session, 12.30pm (stay or leave in between as you wish) - talking to, and getting to know the members - raising any concerns regarding members’ wellbeing with the Project Worker - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - making sure your car is road worthy, taxed and properly insured

Could you help reduce the loneliness and social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver? LinkLiving need drivers to take people to and from their social cafe at Maxwell Centre. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities. Your role would be the first point of contact with their members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. This involves: - collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to Maxwell Centre for 10.30am - taking them home at the end of the session, 12.30pm (stay or leave in between as you wish) - talking to, and getting to know the members - raising any concerns regarding members wellbeing with the Project Workers - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - making sure your car is road worthy, taxed and properly insured