Volunteering at Day Centres

Volunteering at Day Centres

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland urgently needs the support of volunteers at its weekly Acorn Day Centre in Oakham.

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland provides this service as part of the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service and on behalf of Rutland County Council.

The Acorn Day Centre offers a vital service to local older people who would otherwise not be able to get out of their homes and enjoy the company of others.

For many years, the  Acorn Day Centre has been running with the support of a small team of volunteers. Unfortunately, some of these volunteers are no longer able to continue.

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland would like to hear from people who could give a little time to assist our staff. This could include helping out with:

  • Serving  meals and refreshments
  • Supporting people to take part in a wide range of activities
  • Providing our driver with support on our minibus

Antony Massey, Service Manager at  Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland, commented:

“Our day care services provide many local older people with  their  only  opportunity to get out of their home and enjoy the company of others in a community  setting.  I am concerned that without the  additional  support of volunteers, we will struggle to provide a truly person centred service. I am hopeful that  there are many local people whose help will  make all the difference. “

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland,  please contact:

For more information please call 01572 725 805