Age UK has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of vulnerable older people needing help and here is an update on how their volunteers have been adapting to the needs of older people during the coronavirus lockdown.
Here we publish details from their latest email update.
“It’s been around 4 months since we started adapting our services to the needs of older people in relation to the challenges presented by coronavirus and we feel humbled that in just 12 weeks, more than 5,225 people have offered to volunteer with us!
“To those of you who have been in a location with vacant volunteer roles and have taken them up with Age UK and our partner organisations, thank you! To those of you who we haven’t yet been able to connect with a suitable role yet, we are grateful to still be in touch and hope one of our upcoming volunteer vacancies will be a good fit for you.
“We’re delighted to have been able to re-open many of our charity shops, following strict safety procedures and Government guidance. But, we need your help!
The Age UK Volunteering team.
Age UK are now actively recruiting more volunteers to work in their shops, as not all their volunteer support has returned. If you live near any of these areas, and have some time available and are happy to go out and work in a public place, they ask that you consider signing up to volunteer at your local shop by completing the full volunteer application found here.