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Supportive Independence Volunteers - Wiltshire Age UK

What do Supportive Independence Volunteers do?

Supportive Independence volunteers are there to help people be more active and socially connected.

About Supportive Independence

We aim to build support for older people to stay connected, mobile, and engaged in their local community, enabling people to live independently at home for longer.

Our project works alongside with other services provided by Age UK Wiltshire for example we have Fitness & Friendship Clubs, wellbeing support, and access to information and advice on benefits, housing and social care.

When can I do this?

From Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

What time commitment is expected?

Depending on the task itself but it could be from a quick 30-minute call to check on someone or could be over 2 hours from going to a client’s house and taking a bus journey with them, attending a Fitness & Friendship Club and returning home.

What are the practical considerations?

You must be over 18 and be prepared to undertake the training requirements.

Must be willing to undertake a DBS check.

What will you get out of it?

  • The satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life.
  • An organisation induction to give you an overview of Age UK Wiltshire and an insight into all its’ services.
  • Training courses in subject areas such as, Safeguarding; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Slips, Trips & Falls, First Aid
  • Out of pocket expenses.
  • Working as part of a team to help you develop new skills
  • Opportunities to bring new ideas to further development


What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for people who are: 
  • Friendly and enjoy working with older people
  • Able to facilitate conversations and make new members feel welcome
  • Attentive about the safety of members and other volunteers
  • Able to work within a team
  • Flexible and willing to undertake agreed tasks
  • Reliable and organised person