Volunteering Opportunities

Why volunteer for The Link Visiting Scheme?

Social isolation has become a huge problem in our nation and on a local level. It can affect people of all ages, but perhaps the most vulnerable are our ageing population who may have: 

• problems getting out of the house due to poor mobility 

• health concerns which mean they need more help 

• family who have moved away or work full-time 

• loved ones who have died 

Experts agree that social isolation is the biggest challenge facing our aging society and many older people fear loneliness more than lack of money or deteriorating health. We hope that you can help us achieve our aim of tackling this issue through friendship, support and social activities. 

Recent research suggests that volunteers are just as likely to benefit as those they help, with 90% reporting personal satisfaction through volunteering.

You could make the difference in breaking down social isolation and help to build our local community

Contact us @ The Link Visiting Scheme, Wescott Annexe, Wescott Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2ER
Website: www.linkvisiting.org
Facebook: @LinkVisitingScheme 
Twitter: @WokinghamLVS
Instagram: @LinkVisitingSchem

Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
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