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Where can I volunteer to help the elderly?

If you’re looking into becoming a volunteer carer, there are an array of options out there for you. You could volunteer with one of the many care charities all across the United Kingdom, which do amazing work to support the elderly. Another option is to start volunteering in an actual care home or nursing home, where you would have a more hands-on approach.

If you are passionate about caring and you like to help others, especially some of the most vulnerable people in society, the elderly. There is a shortage in staff all across the care system, so choosing to volunteer in a care home can really leave a mark. As stated previously, it is estimated that in the health and social care services, there are around 3 million regular volunteers - the same number as the paid staff. But that doesn’t mean this is enough. With the number of old people requiring care expected to rise and subsequently, the number of people with dementia expected to more than double to 1.6 million people by 2040, the system will only be under more and more pressure. Care services do need the help of volunteers, but most importantly the elders requiring care need volunteers.

There are many volunteer roles available in the care sector. Some of the things you may volunteer with are:

  • Spending time with elders, simply keeping them company and having conversations
  • Gardening together
  • Playing games such as scrabble or puzzles
  • Reading together
  • Painting or drawing
  • Putting together plays with the other volunteers

By volunteering in a care home you will feel like you are doing something good. Volunteering will be a very rewarding experience for you and you can be sure you won’t volunteer just once, you won’t be able to give up the feeling of helping elders in need. By volunteering you will:

  • Help elders live a happier life
  • Teach elders and have them teach you in return too
  • Meet new people and broaden your social circle
  • Learn new life skills
  • Gain relevant work experience
  • Give back to the community
  • Do something rewarding and worthwhile with your time
  • Have fun
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