27/04/2018 - Permalink

Age UK seeks volunteers in Oswestry and Ellesmere

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is looking for volunteers in and around Oswestry and Ellesmere to help older people.

The local charity is keen to recruit more volunteer befrienders in Oswestry and Ellesmere, as well as volunteers for their day centre off Monkmoor Road and the Oswestry charity furniture shop.

Volunteering can be very rewarding and make a real difference to the lives of older people on your doorstep. The team at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin provide training and on-going support to ensure all volunteers are happy and fulfilled in their roles.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said:

“There are lots of opportunities to give your time to help older people in Oswestry and Ellesmere. If you have a few hours a week that you can spare to help out then please get in touch.”

If you would like to find out more about any of the volunteering roles in Oswestry and Ellesmere, please contact the volunteer recruitment team on 01743 588570 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/shropshireandtelford.

Further information

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is a local charity which has been working tirelessly for over 67 years to make life better for older people across the whole of Shropshire.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin offers a range of services for older people in the county. These include: Information and Advice, Day Centres, dementia support, the Help at Home Service, volunteer befriending visitors, Home from Hospital services, Lunch Clubs, Living Well activities, Benefits Advice, and Advocacy on behalf of older people.

Last year over 100,000 volunteer hours were given to support older people, ranging from helping people to fill in benefits forms, supporting people in our 40 Day Centres, visiting isolated older people at home, to acting as receptionists in our Shrewsbury office.

As part of our ‘No one should have No one’ campaign, we are raising money and recruiting volunteers to increase services such as befriending and social activities that reduce isolation and loneliness among  older people in Shropshire.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is based in Shrewsbury and in Telford.  The Shrewsbury office is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday, 01743 233123.  Our office at Meeting Point House in Telford is open every morning, 01952 216018.  Further information about our local services is available on our website www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk