Why Volunteer With Vintage Vibes?

By Georgia
on Fri 27 May 2022

Next week, 1-7th June is Volunteers’ Week, so there’s no better time to think about getting involved as a volunteer for Vintage Vibes.

We’re looking for friendship volunteers to spend a bit of time with our lovely VIPs across Edinburgh. VIP is what we call our over 60’s, and for that age group, Edinburgh is the loneliest city in the UK. If you think you could help us tackle this isolation problem, keep reading, because we want you!

Do you have a bit of spare time in your week? An hour or two during the day to have a cup of tea and a blether, or to take your dog on a walk or a visit? We want to match you with someone who shares your interests so that you can both enjoy your time together.

We would ask that you can commit for at least six months, because we want to ensure that our VIPs can have long-lasting and enduring friendships with an amazing volunteer. Hopefully you will get along so well that you will be visiting your VIP for years to come!

So, what’s in it for you? Of course, you’ll get to enjoy being friends with a VIP, and help them to feel less isolated, but there are even more benefits to volunteering with us.

We offer two induction sessions to make sure you feel supported while you are part of our community. There are also social events for volunteers every two months, so you can meet and socialise with other volunteers.

Expenses for travel, and teas and coffee are also covered by Vintage Vibes, so you don’t have to worry about spending money getting around the city and meeting your VIP in a café.

Volunteering can improve your mental and physical health, and it gives you a lot of confidence. It helps boost your social skills, and you’ll feel more connected to your community. You never know what you might learn from your VIP, as everyone has something great to offer the world, and they could be someone you wouldn’t normally think of spending time with.

Being a friendship volunteer is great experience if you want to get involved in working with people, and it’s a great opportunity to add to your CV. We value our volunteers, and want to see them do great things.

What more can you ask for? More friends, better health, and career opportunities. And best of all, you’ll be giving friendship to someone who might otherwise not have anyone to spend time with. That can give you a real sense of purpose, connection, and confidence.

Get in touch at hello@vintagevibes.org.uk if you’d like to have a chat about becoming a volunteer for Vintage Vibes.

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