Community Navigators

Join our Community Navigator volunteer network and help the loneliest older people in Bristol connect with their commmunity.

What’s the role?

Connecting with the community can help older people feel less lonely, healthier and happier. As a Community Navigator volunteer you will dedicate just a few hours a week to visiting isolated and lonely older people, over about three sessions. You will get to know the person and help them explore what activities and groups are available locally which might be of interest. You might also go along with them to start with if they need a bit of extra support.

Why be a volunteer?

As a volunteer, yhou’ll meet lots of intersting people, develop new skills and become a valued member of our vibrant Community Navigator network. We’ll give you extensive support and training to help you in your role. The hours are flexible so you can arrange your time in a way that suits you. You’ll be helping the loneliest people in your community take life-changing steps to build new supportive networks. It will make a lasting difference to their health and wellbeing.

I’m interested. what should I do?

The service will be up and running in July 2017. Please let us know now if you are interested in becoming a volunteer and we’ll contact you to talk about the role. To register your interest you can contact either Sally on sallyj@bartonhillsettlement.org.uk or 0117 955 6971 or Greg on briscomhealth.feedback@nhs.net or 0117 900 2648.

We are very grateful for the funding provided by the National Lottery.