The best thing about volunteering is that YOU can choose to do as little or as much as you want. We have a variety of volunteering roles in which you can utilise your own skills and experience to help others and make a difference in your local community.
Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Roar, and we really can’t thank them enough.
There are many ways to get involved;
- Assisting at our health and well-being clubs
- Helping at our Craft Club
- Befriending an older adult who is isolated in their own home
- Helping with our Men’s Group
- Training an older person to use an iPad, tablet or smart phone
- Learning to cut toenails to help an older person get on their feet and out of the house...and much, much more.
There are many reasons to volunteer with Roar, whether it be to feel part of a valued team, gain new skills, knowledge and experience, socialise with others, enhance your CV, bring more structure to your lifestyle, or simply to make a difference to someone's life.
If you are 16 or over and want to make a real difference in your community, we would love to hear from you. All our projects need volunteers and there is no upper age limit. For all our volunteers, training is provided, and expenses are paid.
Pathways to paid work
One of Roar’s volunteering roles offers an opportunity to get paid self-employment. Currently this is through our 'Roar Do Feet' project, where you can support older adults with toenail trimming to support them to keep on their feet, keep active, and stay connected in their community!
In fact, you can watch the video below and hear more about why this volunteering or paid opportunity might just be perfect for you!
Why not read what some of our current volunteers have to say....
I have been volunteering since 2007, and out of all the charities that I’ve worked for Roar is the best. I received lots of training for all aspects of the company and I enjoy doing Footcare, OTAGO exercises, telephone befriending and digital training. Everyone who works in Roar, from the CEO, Club coordinators and Volunteers are all very approachable and friendly. I am motivated to help older adults, to make a difference, even small things can have an impact and make them feel good. It’s great to do something for those who need it and appreciate it. All the volunteers help and look out for each other and work together as a great team - Gerry, Volunteer
Volunteering with Roar gives me a sense of purpose. I enjoy working with older adults and it is definitely a two way process – I like to think we both benefit from the experience. I am befriender, an iPad supporter and I also help at the various groups which Roar run. The staff are very supportive and make me feel included and that my work is worthwhile – Rosemary, Volunteer
I enjoy making a small effort that makes a big difference to people’s mobility and quality of life - Fiona, Volunteer
Still not sure?
Call us on 0141 889 07481 for a casual chat, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about what opportunity would be right for you.