Volunteer with us!

Posted on: January 8th, 2024

Can you spare as little as one hour a week to help brighten the lives of
older lonely people in Belfast?

Engage with Age is seeking volunteers to help run its PAL Project
activity groups and telephone befriending.

The “PAL” in the PAL Project stands for People Addressing Loneliness.
The project provides company and friendship for older people who have
experienced loneliness and isolation. The project has activity groups
that meet every week, and telephone befriending for older people who
want some company over the phone.

Volunteering with Engage with Age is a really easy and satisfying way to
improve the lives of older people. All volunteers are supported by staff
and the time commitment can be as little as one hour per week.
Pictured are Peter Newman and Alan Dawson, both volunteers. Alan
says: “Why not give volunteering a go. In my case I help organise a
walking group. We have a walk, have a talk, have a cuppa and make
new friends. I get a lot out of giving a bit of my time on a weekly basis.
What’s not to like!” 

To apply to become a group activities volunteer click here:

To apply to become a volunteer telephone befriender click here:

The deadline for application is 29th February 2024.

If you would like to speak to someone about these roles, telephone
Engage with Age on 028 9073 5696.

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Engage with Age can accept referrals of individual older people aged 50+ who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation, inviting them to participate in group activities. Engage with Age offers one-to-one telephone befriending support for individual older people but does not currently provide in person visits to individual older people. To make a referral please complete the on-line Referral Form and submit or alternatively please print off a copy of the PDF Referral Form and send it to us. See also the Referral Criteria for details of who can be referred.

Referral Form Referral Criteria