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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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Volunteers

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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Donate

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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1591

Befriending hours Jan – Sep

2260

Volunteering hours Jan – Sep

41

New volunteers trained Jan – Sep

A few things from our Volunteers & Care Homes

CHV Volunteer

“We spend a lot of time reminiscing about her childhood, silly games, her family, and where she used to live. She said it’s one thing to remember them alone but it is so good to share them with someone. She spends a lot of time giggling about”


Local Organisation – Swindon

“It was really great for CHV to present their work at the Campaign to End Swindon Loneliness (Summit Three). Really useful to meet others working towards ending loneliness in the town and endorsing the vital role that CHV has in aim”


Care Home

“Thank you again, and pass our delight on to your volunteer for us that she is giving up her time to the benefit of our residents.”


CHV Volunteer

“She tells me so much more now and we share an interest in animals which is a great way to lift
her spirits if she’s feeling a bit low”


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