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Winter Wellbeing Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Do you live in Powys? Can you spare only 30mins to 1 hour per week to help a local older person stay connected during the colder months?

Winter is the loneliest time for many older Powys residents who come to us for help.

Often they have no family or no-one living close by.

If you’ve never volunteered before, now is the perfect time to start – no experience is necessary.

All we ask is that you’re reliable, friendly, and willing to make a difference in someone’s life.

Our Winter Wellbeing programme helps older people feeling lonely and isolated during winter.

We’ve a wide range of volunteering opportunities available with something to suit everyone:

Befriending – Going out together, or chatting on the phone

Winter driving – To appointments, shopping trips, social events

Social activities – Chat with attendees at our Wellbeing Hubs across Powys

Winter gardening – Plant bulbs, encourage wildlife in an older person’s garden

Home visits – Companionship for the housebound

Form-filling – Support to fill in forms

Winter walking – Group or 1:1

Technology support – To open up the digital world

Pet help – Bring your pet or help an older person take care of their pet

Sadly 220,000 older people in Wales say they feel lonely. Right now older people with disabilities or ill-health are facing unprecedented challenges as they struggle with spiralling fuel and food costs.

We match people with shared interests, so you can be sure of good conversation.

Age Cymru Powys offers super-friendly support, quick and easy training, paid expenses, and a lovely way to give back to your Powys community this winter.
Signing up is easy – you can apply on our website - or please contact Age Cymru Powys and we will do the rest.

***Join our team and spread joy this winter***
Age Cymru Powys Old Warehouse Parkers Lane Newtown Powys SY16 2LT
Sun 7 Jan to Thu 29 February
Contact telephone: 01686 623707 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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