Wiltshire & Swindon Care Home Volunteers bring joy, friendship & valued social contact to older people living in care homes

Working with care homes throughout Wiltshire & Swindon.
When we started Care Home Volunteers in 2014, we knew we had identified a real need because so many older people in care sometimes feel lonely and isolated, although they receive great support, kindness and compassion from care home staff. Residents miss the friendly chats they used to have with their partners, friends and neighbours. Whatever their background, skills or experience, our volunteers make a real difference to these older people’s lives and make them feel wanted again. The residents they visit have so much to offer too – many of them have lived remarkably interesting and fulfilled lives they want to tell you about. Our volunteers are everything to us. We are so proud of them – they are our best ambassadors.


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. Find out more on our recruitment and training programmes

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Help us recruit, train and support more volunteers to offer friendly, caring support to older people in care homes across Wiltshire 

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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.


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Befriending hours 2019


Volunteering hours 2019


New volunteers trained 2019


Take a read from voluneters, care homes and local organisations on the impact  this scheme has

“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”


“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”

Local Organisation

“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. It makes a big difference knowing that our residents who dont have local family, have someone to share valued time with”

Local Care Home

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