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Volunteers Wanted By Old People's Service

Friday November 14 2014

THE Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) is hoping Barnsley people will come forward and offer to give just a couple of hours a week to help older residents.

Anne Meehan, service manager at RVS, said: "Our staff and volunteers visit older people to provide practical help and support.

"That can range from shopping or helping with correspondence and reading, to accompanying someone to an appointment or even just helping someone to make phone calls or use the internet.

"In particular we can help people to engage with local social activities, shopping or just someone to have a cuppa and a chat with.

"Currently we are recruiting volunteers to help to deliver all our services. All we ask is that they are able to give just two hours per week.

"Full training is given to volunteers and volunteering is great for people who might find they have some spare time on their hands.

"It is also for younger people a great way to show commitment and get something on their CV if they are looking for a job."

For more details or to volunteer contact 01226 705953.

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Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 14 2014 at 11:26
Whats the hours, gladly volunteer.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 14 2014 at 11:27
Ha sorry didn't realise it said 2 hours

Reply Posted by SB on Sunday November 16 2014 at 15:58
I volunteer at the hospital and I find I get more pleasure out of helping others than just talking about it

Reply Posted by jason taylor on Monday November 17 2014 at 01:21
I would luv to help ok ☺

Reply Posted by lisa courtney on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 18:05
Is there any places in Barnsley town area thanks

Reply Posted by jamielee on Thursday November 20 2014 at 19:14
I would like to do this please. Do you have anything around the kendray/Worsbrough area?

Reply Posted by lois on Thursday November 20 2014 at 19:35
Im a lart time carer and have been 4 5 years and would gladly volunter my help