We run activity hours in Care Homes and IT help classes to bring company to Oxford's older people!
1-2 hours a week
Different places in Oxford
Who are LinkAges?
LinkAges is a student-led group which supports students to volunteer to fight loneliness in Oxford's older community. Helping out is great fun!
This semester you can sign-up to help in one or more of our three LinkAges groups:
  • helping run activity sessions at Townsend House Care Home on Sunday mornings 11-12 previous activities have included board games, movies and nail painting it's on the U1 bus route!
  • helping out with activities (such as puzzles, and music) for people with Dementia, and their families Tuesdays 10-12. Stay for as long or little as you'd like! St Margaret’s Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, OX2 6TN
  • OR helping to run IT & smartphone help classes for older people in Oxford Town Hall (city centre) Wednesdays 2-4pm these will run for five weeks from February 7th
All of these venues are easy to get to and most volunteers do one session on a day in a week - but even if you can only come for one week you are most welcome!
All volunteering will be starting up again for Semester 2 😊
Sign-up here today!
Why is LinkAges needed?
In Oxford, elderly people feeling lonely and isolated is common. Many have partners who have passed away, or families who no longer live nearby. Over half of all old people say the television is their main form of company.
Regularly socialising with students like us helps to fight these feelings of loneliness!
Becoming a volunteer!
  • You always volunteer in groups of other students for 1-2 hours per week, or flexibly when you can make it
  • Choose your own activity based on your preference and availability
  • Sign-up here
  • Receive a variety of ongoing training and support
Volunteer requirements
  • To apply, you must currently be enrolled as a student at Oxford Brookes.
  • No previous experience required!
  • We are an inclusive organisation and can make any necessary adjustments for you
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