You’ll no doubt have seen publicity for Hodnet Compassionate Communities (Co Co) around the area or on this site.
After a steady start the project seems to be gathering speed and we have already received several enquiries since new year.
The majority of our existing volunteers are now deployed with a regular client to visit, so it seems an appropriate time to put the word around that we are seeking to recruit more helpers – particularly gentlemen!
Being a Co Co volunteer does not require complex skills or knowledge – an interest in people and a care for their wellbeing is the main requirement. Would you be able to allocate a couple of hours each week to befriend/connect with someone who’s struggling with social isolation? This may involve visiting them in their home or occasionally taking them out of their four walls to give them a change of scene.