St Monica Trust is launching the ACE Neighbours project in Hartcliffe and Withywood and are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and active volunteers (aged 60+) to give a few hours per month to support older people to get out and about and be active again.
In Hartcliffe and Withywood, there are lots of opportunities for older adults to get involved in, but for some getting out and engaging in their community can be a bit daunting. Whether it’s going for a walk, going out for a coffee, or trying a new activity, most people would prefer to have someone to go with. Could this be you?
Each volunteer will be matched with a local resident – a ‘neighbour’ – for six months. You’ll have a list of possible activities to try and together you decide what you’d like to do. In time your neighbour will be more confident and able to go out by themselves – you can reduce the support you give but can be on hand if needed.
It was great to feel that I was making a difference to someone’s life. I had great fun, learnt lots of knew things, and took part in many activities I wouldn’t have thought of doing.” Ann, a previous ACE Neighbours volunteer.
You will be volunteering with older adults who are mobile and don’t need physical help, just a confidence boost, to get out and about. No experience is needed as full training and support is provided. Your own transport is not required and volunteer expenses will be paid. Sound interesting? …
… Apply now! St Monica Trust are holding the volunteer training day on Wednesday 14th February. If you’d like a volunteer application pack or to chat more about the role please contact Catherine on:
0117 305 2365 or
07817 632 963 or email:
The ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) Neighbours project is delivered by St Monica Trust and funded by LinkAge, with training and evaluation provided by the University of Bath.