Link Age Southwark
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to people aged over 60 in the London Borough of Southwark.  We work to reduce loneliness and isolation and help older people and those living with dementia to maintain active lives in the wider community. Our fantastic volunteers bring joy to people’s lives and support older people to thrive in later life. 

Demand for our befriending service is growing, as we receive more and more referrals from social services, GPs and concerned family and friends. The people who are referred to us are lonely and often isolated. They need company and conversation to make them feel socially connected and part of their local community. We are keen to recruit enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join our existing team of volunteers so that we can support as many people as possible.

Time commitment

Minimum 6 month commitment for an hour a week.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We ask all volunteers to comply with current government guidelines

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.