gladstoneBield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care, is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in Perth & Kinross.

Gladstone Court Retirement Housing Development in Perth is looking for friendly and enthusiastic befrienders and social activity co-ordinators to help with a range of volunteer work such as socialising with tenants and supporting tenants with weekly quizzes.

Befrienders spend one-on-one time with tenants to provide companionship and an essential social element to their day. Helping to improve tenant wellbeing, becoming a befriender is a hugely rewarding experience.

Aiding in getting tenants together, social activity co-ordinators help to organise group activities at the development.

Nora Toolan, Development Manager at Gladstone Court, said: “We really do appreciate the huge impact our befrienders and social activity co-ordinators have in enhancing and enriching the lives of tenants.”

“It is vitally important to us at Bield to be able to ensure that everyone gets a chance to interact with people inside and outside the development on a regular basis. Befrienders and social activity co-ordinators give tenants such an opportunity.”

Hours are varied and flexible but Bield look for a minimum six-month commitment on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Enquiries are welcome from people of all ages over 16. Full training and support will be given and out-of-pocket expenses paid.

For more information on this hugely rewarding opportunity please contact Nora Toolan on 01738 634 222 or Jeni Sinclair on 01382 309 059.