Could you be just the person to spread some cheer this January by giving up just a few hours of your time to lend a helping hand?

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is looking for volunteers to help out at a number of organisations in the Grantham area, mainly working with older people.

One group looking for help is Contact the Elderly, which supports local people to arrange “tea parties” for five or six elderly people to give them a chance to socialise and, over time, make friends.

The group needs people to help, just a few times a year, with hosting some elderly people at their homes or driving them and attending the parties with them.

People do this activity on a voluntary basis and make a big difference to the lives of elderly people in the area, and while they have the support and guidance of Contact the Elderly, the success of these events is very much led by the enthusiasm and organisation of the people making them happen.

The roles are:

Driver for Sunday Tea Party Friendship Group (Grantham). Does more than just drives, also joins the party for the older people, eats cake and drinks tea…

More info: https://do-it.org/opportunities/04db5217-3035-4e3b-a96a-803e6b8d5488

Email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk to arrange an appointment to discuss it further.

Host For Sunday Tea Party Friendship Group (Grantham)

More info: https://do-it.org/opportunities/67072653-2aef-447b-a7d2-6c1c3622bf78

Email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk to arrange an appointment to discuss it further.

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support Community Group is looking for an Administration Volunteer, who is able to offer around two hours a week, mostly from home, helping to organise the group’s activities.

Volunteers must be computer literate and the role may well be of interest to those interested in health and social care, the experiences of elderly people and/or those with dementia. While it will mostly be done from home, the role will also involve meeting the rest of the community group and attending some of the events periodically.

More info: https://do-it.org/opportunities/4fe51161-eee6-42d7-944b-dfd4c5fc5430

Email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk to arrange an appointment to discuss it further.

And finally, Parkinson’s UK – Grantham Branch are looking for a new Treasurer.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in the running of this local charity. They are looking for someone with book-keeping/accountancy skills to manage the accounts and attend committee meetings.

As a member, volunteers are also invited to attend social activities, outings and meetings. An induction, and guidance from the rest of the committee, will be provided. Those interested in the role should email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk to arrange an appointment to discuss it further.