OLDER people’s charity, WRVS, is looking to capitalise on the three million men, fresh research has discovered intend to volunteer this year, and is launching a manhunt.
It is calling for men to join the charity and shed its image as a women only organisation. We do in fact have over 6000 male volunteers – but we want more!
We know that many men – 190,000 over the age of 75 – are lonely and a male volunteer, to go to the pub or the football with or even just have a chat and a cup of tea, can make all the difference, not only on their mental state, but also on their physical health.
The charity is hosting a men only question and answer on twitter on February 18, between noon and 2pm. Men interested are invited to pose questions to a male volunteer using a dedicated hashtag #manhunt.
The charity needs men and women to fill a variety of roles supporting older people including cook, handyman, driver, and companion for its Good Neighbours service.
To register an interest in volunteering visit www.wrvs.org.uk or call 0845 601 4670.