Back to the Future.
Back to future is the name of our re-engagement scheme where we help people at risk of loneliness and further isolation by visiting and accompanying them out and about.
We often have volunteer opportunities appearing on our site but this is something special. So if you are a friendly person, give this a go.
Have you got a couple of hours or more? You could volunteer for us and visit someone who is older and or has a physical disability.
You might be someone who could do with some friendly support & company, or know someone who would benefit from our service.
If you are at all interested, we would love to hear from you.
Jean Roberts-Jones, Chief Executive One Community
Tel: 02380 902440
Re-engagement Scheme Volunteers.
Loneliness and social isolation is a huge problem among older people and others who find it difficult to get out and about.
One Community runs a support scheme running across the borough of Eastleigh to address that need.
The scheme, Back to the Future, which provides support to older and physically disabled people, is looking for friendly people who can commit to between eight and twelve visits to one person at a time.
Volunteers visit a client at home for an hour or two, to chat to someone who finds it difficult to get out of the house and finds themselves feeling lonely. Our aim is to support the client to re-engage with their community, by perhaps going to a lunch club, do their own shopping, with the aim of them going out on their own.
Being a volunteer visitor is a very flexible role, with visits arranged at the mutual convenience of the volunteer and client. It is a role that fit around any other commitments you may have.
While volunteers are welcome from across the borough, volunteers are particularly needed in the Southern Parishes of Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound, Netley and West End to meet the needs of local people.
Training is given and full support and supervision is provided, with mileage expenses paid at 45p per mile.