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Volunteer with us 

At Pensioners Link, we are extremely lucky and appreciative of our team of brilliant volunteers. We have over 50 volunteers working across the borough, helping us deliver our activities and services. ​Without our volunteer support, Pensioners Link would not exist.
 

​All of our volunteers receive full training and support. We have regular meetings with guest speakers and there are often social events that take place. Volunteering can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable - and a great way to use your skills and experience.

We need volunteers to help with the following roles:

Reception Volunteer

As a Reception Volunteer, you will provide reception cover in our office based in Leigh.

 

Telephone Contact Call Volunteer

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to make regular phone calls to service users who may be lonely, feel isolated or lack connection with others to help alleviate any of the issues they may be experiencing.

 

Time Limited Contact (TLC) - Shopping Service

As a TLC shopping volunteer, you will provide support for service users who are experiencing a time of change such as coming out of hospital and are unable to do the shopping themselves.

 

Books and More Volunteer

To provide library books and a chat if required to service users who are unable to access the libraries themselves

Walk & Talk Group Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate a group of people on short walks around their local area so they can meet new people, whilst getting fitter.


We have a volunteer coordinator who can guide you through becoming a volunteer with us quickly.  For more information, please contact us:

Call us: 01942 261 753
Email us: contact@pensionerslink.org.uk

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“After being retired from work, I was feeling at a loss as to what to do during the days, to keep myself busy. A friend of mine mentioned that she was attending a social group at the offices of the Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link charity, and suggested that I might want to come and see what they do with regard to volunteering work.

I rang them up and made an appointment for an interview. I was interviewed by Sue Jenkinson, one the Coordinators, who made me feel most comfortable and welcome. Sue pointed out various aspects of volunteering and what the volunteers were doing to help the charity. After the initial induction process and training, I asked if I could work on the reception duties, as this gave me the opportunity to meet visitors to the centre and also receive phone calls. This proved to be good for me as I loved meeting and greeting people and also providing help and support over the phone.

Since I started with the volunteering work, I have learned more of what the charity offers. I now shop for those who sadly are unable to to do so for themselves. I always spend time with them and sometimes they don't want me to leave. This make me feel wanted and that I am doing something worthy for the community."

Christine Fleming

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