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Volunteers Needed - Age Concern
Sunday, 02/28/2016 - 10:46 -

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Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva, Volunteering

An appeal is being launched by Age Concern for people to consider coming forward to volunteer to work with the charity for as many hours a week as they feel they can spare. Volunteers are needed to work in the shop and/or work in the community with older people.

But what is volunteering all about? One of the current Age Concern volunteers puts it this way. ‘When I retired I wanted to put something back into society by helping people, perhaps less fortunate than myself, retain as full a life as possible. I started doing voluntary work for a charity in the UK and, when I started spending more time in Spain, looked for similar work in the Estepona area. I found Age Concern and decided to volunteer to help. For the charity in the UK I did financial assessments of clients needs but out here I had to learn completely new skills – how to run a market stall to begin with, then how to work in a shop and deal with customers, how to organize events and, finally, how to deal with the media. Every task has been a new challenge and it opened my eyes to the plight of others as well as giving me an ‘I can make a difference’ feeling. New friends have also been made.’

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.

Why not join us and then you too can help to make a difference. Interested? – give Eileen a call on 608458555 or email tonyaldous55@yahoo.co.uk. Alternatively pop into our shop in Calle Zaragoza, Estepona during opening hours (10.00 to 13.30) Monday to Saturday inclusive and have a chat to the Duty Manager.

Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva, Lifeline

For older 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 you can use to contact Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva - acesteponaymanilva@ageconcern-espana.org To find out what we are up to why not give our web site a visit - acespana.org – and follow the links.


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