Volunteering at North Bristol Advice Centre is a "real joy"

July 21 2019
Volunteering at North Bristol Advice Centre is a

Would you like to help older people be more socially active? To be able to afford the care they need? To be able to heat their homes and buy quality food? If the answer is yes, then you should consider becoming a Home Visiting Volunteer.

North Bristol Advice Centre are currently recruiting volunteers to provide advice support to older people in their own homes. The service is aimed at older people unable to access local advice services due to ill health, disability or mobility issues. The role involves visiting older people in their homes, talking through their individual needs and providing them with information and support – particularly around completing welfare benefit applications. Many older people struggle to make ends meet, yet are eligible for benefits they are not even aware of.

“The training and induction were great,” says volunteer Vicky, who took up the role after retiring. “I enjoy visiting the elderly people, love talking and it feels great when we get them help. It gives me a real joy to know I’ve helped someone.”

“It has also really helped with my own confidence,” says Vicky. “I now feel very confident when I go out to first visits and realise I can do things like form filling – a great achievement on my part.”

All NBAC volunteers receive full training. So if you have good communication skills, a friendly manner and an interest in supporting older people in our community, get in touch to find out more. Contact Helen on 0117 951 5751 Ext 221, e-mail helen@northbristoladvice.org.uk or visit