Time to chat?
Do you have an hour of two to spare once a week or a fortnight? Thirsk Community Care Association are urgently looking for volunteers to help support their Befriending and Carers Sitting services. There are many people in our community who are socially isolated because of their special needs. The service aims to improve health and reduce loneliness.
I have a busy diary filled with family commitments, community involvement and a good social life, on the other hand the lady I visit once a week for an hour has a blank calendar with my name being the only marked occasion, apart from doctor's appointments.
During my visit we sew, paint, chat go out for a walk. Sometimes we share a cup of tea and other times we are so busy chatting we forget to have a drink!
The time commitment required is not significant and to be honest I prefer spending an hour bringing a bit of happiness to someone rather than vacuuming or ironing! I look forward to my visits.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call the office on 01845 52311