Tea Party Host

Contact the Elderly

Name: Tea Party Host
Organisation: Contact the Elderly
Location: C/o Spark, Unit 5, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA
Type: Full Time


Host a tea party for isolated and lonely over 75's and their volunteer drivers - once or twice a year on a Sunday afternoon. You will provide a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere and a simple afternoon tea with sandwiches and a few cakes for the older members and the volunteers. They need a downstairs toilet, few or no steps and seating for 5 or more older people. These groups are a lifeline of friendship for older, isolated people. Each older member is assigned a volunteer driver and together they become part of a small group invited to a volunteer host's home for tea. They visit a different host each month, but the group remains the same and relationships grow. We are recruiting in South Somerset, but particularly looking for volunteers to support the Somerton and Langport group.


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Organisation Description

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact.

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.


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Cause / Interests

  • Older people

Types of Activity


Skills and Qualifications


Support on offer from regional development coordinator.
Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Talking to others


Interest in helping older people.
Downstairs toilet.
No more than 3 steps to house/flat.
Talking to others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method