Key Facts

  • Free, fun online events for older people across the UK
  • If you want to join one of our events call Freephone 080 8196 6831

From creative writing to seated exercise and weekly quizzes, Getting Together Matters brings older people from across the UK together online to have fun and take part in a range of free events and activities during the pandemic.

Regular activities include Snacking on Shakespeare – run by actress Mary Chater these workshops include read throughs and discussion. Our Creative Writing sessions – eight weekly 121 calls with a volunteer – encourage practising writing, jotting down ideas and even sharing with friends and family.

This month’s highlight’s include:

Take a look at our upcoming events, Sept and Oct 2020.

If you want to join one of our events, or know someone who does, get in touch. Call us on Freephone 080 8196 6831 or email gtm@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers to provide help and support to get online, especially for older people who may not be confident with IT and need help getting online. The latest volunteer roles are listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Partner with us

We work with partners across different sectors to offer activities to older people. Together we reach more people, spread the word and have fun.

We offer a wide range of activities to support older people in the UK. If you want to be part of the solution and have some fun doing it – here are the ways you can join in:

  1. Offer an activity. Your team can deliver activities through our Getting Together Matters Programme. From online workshops to packs in the post, we can facilitate effective ways to deliver engagement to older people.
  2. Volunteering time from employees. Support us with members of your team able to make befriending calls, telephone activities and supporting current activities – weekdays.
  3. Create online downloadable packs for our older people to receive in the post.
  4. Communications and marketing. Online / on foot & on paper – increase our reach to those who need support.

If you want to partner with us and help people who may be isolated or alone during the pandemic contact us.

Call us on Freephone 080 8196 6831 or or email gtm@volunteeringmatters.org.uk.

We’re proud to be working with our partners:

Brighton Central Bridge Club

Shakespeare in Italy

Singwell Music

The Writing For Pleasure Centre

Getting Together Matters is part of our COVID-19 Response Programme to support local communities throughout and after the pandemic.

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project:

Research & Online Admin Support Volunteer – (online)

Research & Online Admin Support Volunteer (non-geographical role – online only.) Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So, we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills … Continued

IT support for Older People – (by telephone) 

IT support for Older People – (by telephone/ home-based) Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So, we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity, … Continued