Local lunch club looks for volunteers to give just a few hours a month to help combat loneliness.
Age Concern Crosby are looking for volunteers to help with their lunch clubs for older people. These three lunch clubs, which all take place around the Crosby/Waterloo area, provide a vital service, offering a chance for socially isolated older people to get out of the house, have a hot, home-made meal, and socialise.
Volunteers at Age Concern Crosby’s three lunch clubs work on a rota basis, so they do not have to help each week. Depending on their availability, volunteers can help out for just a few hours each month.
Drivers, who transport people to and from the lunch club venue. The charity has its own accessible minibus, and volunteers will need a clean driving licence which enables them to drive 4.7 tonnes.
Cooks, who prepare the food for the lunch clubs, and provide some team coordination at their sessions.
Helpers, who serve the food and help to run activities for the lunch club attendees. From running quizzes and bingo to chatting with club visitors, the Helpers provide a warm welcome and help to keep the older people occupied.
Whether you are cooking the food, chatting to the attendees or helping them to get there, you could play a vital role in helping to combat loneliness in older people.
If you would like to volunteer, or find out more, please visit http://www.accrosby.co.uk or call 0151 949 0512.