Neighbourly Volunteering 

In these challenging times, lots of people have been asking us how they can support older people who are staying at home.

The services delivered by Age NI and our partners typically require an application and training process that can take several weeks to complete.

In order to best support those older people who may be in need of some simple assistance immediately, we want to encourage you to take part in neighbourly volunteering.

Our partners at Age UK have created a video containing lots of way you can help older people you know. 

How to get involved

1. Watch our short video about neighbourly volunteering. 

2. Download, print and give out our neighbourly volunteering postcards. 

                       Download our postcard

Become an ongoing volunteer 

If you are happy to go through formal training and are interested in an ongoing role, we'd love to hear from you. 
Complete our volunteer from below and we will get in contact with you! 

                                  Volunteer form

Our top 5 ways to help 

Keep in touch

Phone your older relatives and friends to ask what they need – set up a rota with family and friends to make sure someone is regularly checking on them.

Lend a hand

If you’re feeling well, offer to pick up shopping for an older neighbour when you are going out to do your own shopping. Remember that when you offer to go to the shops and when you drop off any shopping, you need to knock on the door and step 2 metres back first. Leave any bags on the doorstep making sure they safely receive them.

Share our number

For practical information and advice call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575.

Show you care

Make homemade cards (a great project for kids), send postcards, write letters or even post small gifts to keep people’s spirits up.


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