Volunteering Matters are the UK's leading volunteering charity. Our Handyperson service runs in Stirling and Clackmannanshire and involves volunteers who complete small and minor maintenance jobs that some older or disabled people cannot do by themselves in their own homes.
The types of jobs that volunteers complete take less than 2 hours and include things such as changing lightbulbs, hanging curtains, replacing batteries in smoke alarms, unblocking sinks, putting up shelves or building flat pack furniture. It can often be difficult to find tradespeople willing to do such minor jobs and can be somewhat dangerous for older, frail people to do themselves so that’s where our volunteers step in to help.
As a result of our service, older people feel more confident in their ability to live independently in their own homes. We also offer fire safety advice and how to prevent a fall at home. Volunteers receive full support from project staff as well as travel expenses, free uniform and health & safety equipment.
Volunteers find that not only are they helping others, they’re also strengthening their own communities and networks.
The hours available are completely flexible and we will work around the volunteer and what spare time they have. If you are interested in volunteering, or you know someone who could do with some help around the house, then please contact contact us.