LinkAges takes the loneliness out of old age by connecting you to opportunities to befriend local older people.
Local care homes
Bringing people together across generations
LinkAges takes the loneliness out of old age by connecting students with opportunities to engage with their local community and make a positive difference to an older person's week. We believe that by promoting intergenerational activities, volunteers have the power to tackle social isolation.
Previous experience working with older people is not necessary, however, a sense of humour will get you far!
What do we do?
LinkAges run a variety of volunteering opportunities ranging from weekly to monthly commitments and one-off opportunities. Our two main partners at the moment are the national charity Contact the Elderly and the Supported Housing Scheme in Southampton.
So what placement opportunities do we have available for this term?
Polars Care Home befriending
The session is held weekly and aims to improve the wellbeing of elderly people through conversation - we'll pair you up with an older person based on your common interests!
Tea and Cake (on campus events)
In collaboration with Contact the Elderly we organise monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.
Watch this space for our next event!
Volunteering with LinkAges won't cost you
This project takes place at different care homes around Southampton city centre! However, if reasonable adjustments require you take an alternative form of transport, just get in touch and we can cover your costs. We reimburse all Southampton Hub volunteers' travel expenses.
Why not volunteer with a friend?
Volunteering for Southampton Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?