CHAT Group Volunteer

In the UK nearly half of all people aged 75 and over live alone and over 1 million older people say they always or often feel lonely. One of the ways you can help older, isolated Gosport residents is by becoming a CHAT group volunteer. There are two roles available – a CHAT Group Host Volunteer and a CHAT Group Support Volunteer.

What’s involved?

Once a month in their own home, a Host Volunteer holds an afternoon tea for 4 older guests. A Support Volunteer collects the 4 older guests from their homes using their own car, and drives them to the Volunteer Host’s home, where they are provided with an afternoon of tea, talk and companionship, generally lasting about 2 hours. The Support Volunteer stays to help the Host and then drives the guests back to their houses.

For both of the roles the time commitment is a maximum of 4 hours per month.

These rewarding roles contribute directly to making a difference to the lives of local older residents and you would be supporting a very worthwhile and local cause. 


- Ability to talk to an older person on a one-to-one basis.
- Caring and sympathetic ear.
- Ability to listen, reliability, patience and empathy

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website

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Gosport Befriending Service

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Gosport Voluntary Action

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website


  • Older People


  • Cooking and Catering
  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 17/04/2018 - 17/04/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

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