Our volunteers bring joy, friendship and valued social contact, to older people living in care homes.

Care Home Volunteers

Volunteers represent a largely untapped resource that can hugely benefit the quality of life for older people in care homes.

Through research, Care Home Volunteers has identified the challenges that care homes currently face in making the most of this precious asset. At the same time, we’ve identified the key components that will help provide care homes with volunteers so that they can deliver the fun, joy and stimulation that is sometimes missing for residents. Learn More about CHV
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Latest News

We regularly post team updates, information about the work of Care Home Volunteers, updates on the sector and useful reading for anyone thinking about volunteering. Check out our website news below.

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We are looking for friendly, caring and compassionate people who can offer some regular time volunteering across Wiltshire. We offer a bespoke training programme for volunteers.

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Care Homes

Volunteers are ideally placed to provide an additional resource to give friendship, conversation and companionship to residents. Read our information about our recruitment and training programmes.

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For an older person who feels lonely and abandoned, friendship is the greatest gift of all. Your gift today will introduce a lonely older person to us and make them feel valued.

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Care homes supported


Volunteering hours per week



Public Endorsements of

Care Home Volunteers

“Care Home Volunteers are a vital resource and a fantastic connection to communities, and I hope that many more care homes and their residents will benefit from volunteers in the future” February 2017

Professor Martin Green OBE,
Chief Executive, Care England

“Age UK Wiltshire unreservedly endorses the work of Care Home Volunteers. The quality of their work is outstanding, combining professionalism in everything they do with an extraordinary compassion for older people.” February 2017

Julian Kirby
Chief Officer, AgeUK Wiltshire

“Volunteering is a kind-hearted, two-way process. It brings social interaction, energy and enthusiasm to the lives of others and also enriches the life of the giver. What’s not to love?” February 2017

Sharon Allen OBE
CEO, Skills for Care

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