Care and Share Companionship

Care and Share Companionship supports people over 60 years of age who are living in isolation or feeling lonely.
We offer face to face, telephone or shopping support from our volunteer companions on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis between 1-2hours per visit.
Volunteers can take people to health appointments, shopping, visit to family or friends, going for a walk or to a place of interest to them. They can visit at home and enjoy having a chat, finding out about the person they visit over a cuppa. This can also give respite to carers to have a little "me time".
This is a free service. A small courtesy payment is requested for a refreshment for the volunteer if people wish to go out for a cup of tea or coffee.

Information for volunteers

Enrich your life by giving a little and gaining much more by volunteering with Care and Share Companionship.
We are a small but growing, friendly local charity supporting people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and who are lonely.
Volunteers are offered induction, ongoing training/personal development, PVG disclosure, peer support, social events and mileage expenses.
We are looking for reliable, friendly, compassionate people from 18 years upwards who can give 1-2 hours per week, month or fortnight.
We're also looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting our group events, and helping us with providing phone chats with people on our growing waiting list. These are people who haven't been matched yet to a volunteer but would greatly benefit from a friendly call so they know they are not forgotten!
Support can be as simple as sitting having a cup of tea, chat and a laugh to taking people out and about shopping, attend appointments, visit friends or family or introduce them to local clubs of interest to them.
Meet new people from all walks of life, with interesting stories to tell. Gain and share skills and become a part of our extended family.


Brenna Nyznik, Operations Manager
Care And Share Companionship
FVA New Volunteer House
16 East Fergus Place

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