LinkAges

Tackle elderly isolation by connecting with local older people in the community with a variety of activities or tea and coffee mornings!

Informaton icon Tackle elderly isolation by connecting with local older people in the community with a variety of activities or tea and coffee mornings!

Location icon Various partners across Winchester

Clock icon Weekdays during the Semester

Applications for LinkAges will open in September - sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear!

Our 2020 LinkAges Tea Party!

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, community centres 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, helping with some great activities at our care homes, getting involved in sport, teaching someone how to use their PC and much more.

Our current projects include:

  • Sporting Memories group (Monday mornings, tea/coffee and games)

  • Matilda Place (Monday afternoons, activities and tea/coffee)

  • Hyde Gate (Tuesday Mornings, coffee morning and socialising)

  • River Park Leisure Centre (flexible timings for a variety of classes/gym sessions)

  • Sunrise Care Home (flexible - offer a variety of activities so can fit around when you want to volunteer)

How does it work?

  1. Apply on our website
  2. Attend an information session - you will be inducted and told what placements we offer
  3. In your own time, complete your DBS check and safeguarding training
  4. Tell us where you want to go!
  5. Dependent on where you choose to volunteer, you may have to complete a second training session to cover more detailed information on your placement.
  6. You start volunteering!

Helen our Projects Officer will check in with you after your first session!

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?

Accessibility

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 us at hello@winchesterhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

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.

All travel expenses are reimbursed.

Got Questions?

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at hello@winchesterhub.org.

You can also check out any other projects, such as Schools Plus, over on our What's On page!

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