LinkAges tackles elderly isolation by connecting you to opportunities with local older people in the community.
Weekdays during term-time
Various partners across 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!
What do we do?
LinkAges run in partnership with care homes and the local council in the Winchester area. During term time, student volunteers get involved in weekly activities; this ranges from having a cuppa with our lovely groups in town, or helping with some great activities at our care homes.
We have opportunities across the City, be it Stanmore, Weeke or the City Centre itself!
We are currently working with Sunrise Care home, St Cross Care Home and the Sheltered Housing team at Godson House and Hyde Gate.
Volunteer with a friend?
Volunteering for Winchester Hub is super social; we organise our volunteers into teams so this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people; and why not sign up with a friend?
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.