Volunteers needed for Link Visiting Scheme
May 25, 2012
A local visiting scheme aiming to combat loneliness is calling for new volunteers.
The Link Visiting Scheme, a befriending charity based in Wokingham, needs new volunteers in the Finchampstead and Crowthorne areas.
Co-ordinator Marjie Walker said: “We have a number of elderly people in these areas who would benefit so much from a regular visit from a local person.
"We are looking for volunteers who can spare an hour a week to visit an older resident and just chat and provide some much needed company.”
The scheme has received £12,000 to help roll out replica projects in Henley, Reading and Sunderland.
Initiatives organised by the visiting scheme include a weekly computer course for those who are daunted by the world of computers.
Mrs Walker added: “The sessions have helped more than 200 people to learn about the world of computers in a relaxed environment.
“Whether they want to send emails, download photographs from their digital camera or understand Skype, this course offers something for everyone.
“We have experienced tutors who are ready to help.”
Understanding Computers runs every Wednesday morning at 10am in the Bradbury Centre in Rose Street.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer or the Understanding Computers course, contact The Link Visiting Scheme on (0118) 979 8019.