LinkAges
LinkAges fights elderly isolation by connecting you to opportunities with local older people in the community
Weekdays during term-time
Local care homes around Winchester
Bringing people together every day of the week
LinkAges takes the loneliness out of old age by connecting students with opportunities to engage with their local community and make a positive difference to an older person's week. We believe that by promoting intergenerational activities, volunteers have the power to tackle social isolation.
Previous experience working with older people is not necessary, but a sense of humour will get you far!
We are recruiting now for a LinkAges Student Coordinator!
This would involve organising the LinkAges student volunteers, liaising with community partners and being a key part of the wider student committee this year. For more information or to apply for the role, email Daniel at daniel.usher-barrass@winchesterhub.org. To apply, send a short paragraph explaining your motivations and your ambitions for your application.
What do we do?
LinkAges run in partnership with care homes in the local Winchester area. During term time, student volunteers help out at scheduled social events. Volunteers also take part in a befriending arrangement, which involves short visits to their elderly neighbours each week. We aim for all activities to be flexible for students and consistent enough to enable meaningful relationships with the residents.
For this term here is a quick glimpse at our projects:
  • St Cross Grange Care Home - befriending and social activities
  • Hyde Gate and Godson House sheltered housing scheme - befriending and social activities
We also work in partnership with Winchester Live At Home who offer a diverse range of projects:
  • Singing for Wellbeing
  • Seated exercise class
  • Fortnightly restaurant club
  • Exercise Plus in Stanmore and Weeke
  • Alternating Activity and Lunch Club
If you would like to know more about any of these awesome projects just get in contact with Daniel at daniel.usher-barrass@winchesterhub.org
Volunteer with a friend?
Volunteering for Winchester Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?
Volunteering with LinkAges is flexible around you!
Winchester Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis.
We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with daniel.usher-barrass@winchesterhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
All travel expenses are reimbursed so it won't cost you to volunteer with LinkAges.
Got any questions before you apply?
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