Tea Party Hosts and Volunteer Drivers – Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national charity which supports a network of volunteers to run monthly tea parties across the country for isolated people over the age of 75. Once a month on a Sunday afternoon volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect one or two local older people and accompany them to a local volunteer host’s home for afternoon tea, friendship and fun. Our guests are generally over the age of 75, living alone in their own homes and socially isolated.  We have a fantastic team of volunteers in Aberdeen and have exciting opportunities for new people to join us in helping as volunteers:

-Tea Party Hosts:

Do you have a few hours to spare once or twice a year? Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of isolated older people and their drivers in your own home? Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea parties make a big difference to their lives. Our hosts provide a warm, friendly atmosphere and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for our guests and volunteer drivers

-Volunteer Drivers:

We need drivers to take an isolated older person, using their own cars to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host’s home. Once there, you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours with the other drivers and guests before returning your guest home again. It’s the same small group of drivers and guests who meet in a different host’s home each month establishing a real link of companionship and fun!

Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community. For more details please email: denise.robson@contact-the-elderly.org.uk  or tel.: 01542 285010.