The best thing about volunteering is that YOU can choose to do as little or as much as you want. We have a variety of volunteering roles in which you can utilise your owns skills and experience to help others to make a difference in your local community.
There are many volunteering roles on offer from assisting in the Roar clubs, helping out at our craft cafe, helping with outings for our Men’s group, befriending an older adult who is isolated in their own home, drive people to clubs, learn to cut toenails – and much, much more.
For our volunteers, training and expenses will be given. For more information please contact Roar on 0141 889 7481 or download the volunteer application form click here.
Roar provides opportunities for older adults to maintain independence and to maximise health and wellbeing. Here are two more exciting projects.
- Otago Exercise programme is a specially designed set of exercises whose purpose is to improve strength and balance in older people.
- Roar do Feet is a project which offers older adults the opportunity to have their toe nails trimmed and a relaxing foot massage.
These two projects are aimed at reducing falls among older people in the community. We are looking to recruit volunteers to help with our exercise classes and to provide the nail cutting service.
There is full training offered for both volunteering positions. Please consider giving 1 or 2 hours per week for these worthwhile services.
We are also looking to recruit Volunteer Befrienders. Our Befriending service is aimed at older people who are socially isolated and may have disabilities. Could you spare 1 or 2 hours per week to visit an older person in their home to provide company and a chat? We would also love to hear from you if you drive and maybe able to take a small group of people out for an hour or so in the afternoon. Are you a new mum, maybe you’d like to take your baby with you to visit an older person, babies can bring such joy to the older generation. Perhaps you are a dog owner – many older people are dog lovers but can no longer care for a pet. A visit from a volunteer with a well behaved dog can make such a difference to an isolated older person’s life.
Can you spare 1-2 hours per week to support these projects which give older adults the chance to get out, meet people and enjoy the various activities which are so important for their health and wellbeing and to keep people connected to their communities?
You don’t need special skills – being reliable, friendly and a good listener is what counts. Roar will offer training and support. If you think you could help please download the volunteer application form and return to Roar. (Having trouble downloading the document? Download the PDF version.)