Finding volunteers to help us in the work we carry out as a charity for older people in the area is a continuous task – as new people join us others have to give up because of ill health, or finding a paid job, or returning to the UK etc. All charities depend on the time that volunteers give to the cause and Age Concern is no different.
People often ask ‘what does volunteering mean?’ It means a person offering some of the free time that they have to help others who are not as fortunate as them and who have problems that they need help with, and also to make them feel full members of the society within which they live.
Some volunteers want to help raise money to support the work being carried out in the community by working in the charity shop we have in Calle Zaragoza, Estepona, or by helping with fund raising in general. Some want to help run the Drop-In-Centre now open in Estepona. Other volunteers want to help by working with older people in the community.
What is needed though is for more people to come forward and volunteer as our workload is steadily growing. Training is given to all volunteers meaning that no experience is necessary – all you need is a desire to help and a willingness to commit yourself to using some of your leisure time. We have an excellent group of volunteers who will welcome you with open arms and make you feel part of the Age Concern community.
If you are interested why not find out more by calling Eileen on 608458555, or leave your details on 951318234, or email email@example.com – we look forward to hearing from you.
Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva, Lifeline
For elderly people who require help or advice Age Concern operate a telephone service called Lifeline. This gives the individual a direct point of contact with the charity. The telephone number is 650163928. It should be noted that Age Concern is not an emergency service. There is also an email address where you can contact Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva. It is firstname.lastname@example.org and why not tune into our web site at www.acesteponaymanilva.org