Wimbledon is great!
Want to make a difference to the life of an older person?
Check the Befriending Programme at the Wimbledon Guild. Such a wonderful volunteering experience!
Our befriending programme matches trained and DBS checked volunteer befrienders with local people who can’t get out and about easily. Befrienders can offer company, conversation and maybe some practical help with everyday things too.
The visits can often develop into warm friendships and can bring peace of mind to relatives who don’t live locally. Perhaps you could pick up some shopping for them, post some letters or help with some paperwork.
As you get to know them over a cup of tea and a biscuit, you will be able to pick up on their worries. It is possible that the Wimbledon Guild may be able to help them further through one of its many services.
These visits make a great difference to the lives of the older person as well as the volunteer befriender. If you know someone who would benefit from a visit, get in touch.