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Care home residents are potentially some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Research shows that they are twice as likely to be lonely as older people living in the community.

Embracing Age is a Christian charity working towards a world where older people are valued, connected, and full of hope. We are seeking volunteers to befriend care home residents across the UK and particularly in Hampshire, on the Isle of Wight and in Richmond upon Thames. Volunteers spend time visiting the residents, chatting, and doing activities that they enjoy and that help to build friendship.


  • Be reliable
  • Have empathy and patience,
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Ability to listen and engage in conversation


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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