Our volunteers

“Our volunteers make a tremendous difference and enrich the residents’ lives. They come along every week to the coffee morning and will also accompany residents out on their monthly outings and activities. Not only do they make the tea, they often bring along home baking, home-made jam, samosas and other delights. As well as helping out, they enrich the residents’ lives by sharing their own stories and their life experiences. It’s magic!” Louise Muir, manager at St. Mary’s Gardens,  Barrhead

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It offers many benefits for the individuals who volunteer, the organisations to which they contribute and society as a whole.

At Hanover we believe that every person should have the opportunity to make and maintain friends and connections to support their health and enjoyment of life. Social isolation and loneliness can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life, their physical and mental health, and their ability to live independently. That’s why we have a dedicated Volunteer team at Hanover to recruit and coordinate a bank of volunteers across Scotland. Our volunteer bank includes Hanover employees, Hanover customers and or other members of the local community.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering not only enriches the lives of others, but our volunteers can also benefit by:

  • Helping older people in your community to stay connected and to be less socially isolated
  • Helping older adults in your community to remain active and independent
  • Personal development
  • Making new friends
  • Valuable experience for work/college

Volunteer Roles

Below are the various types of volunteer position that you can get involved in.

Volunteer Digital Buddy

Volunteer Befriender

Volunteer Gardener

Volunteer Social Activity Assistant


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Hanover, please contact Jim Brown, our Volunteer Co-ordinator:

0131 557 7454jbrown@hanover.scot

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