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For Volunteers’ Week, Contact the Elderly wants to thank the volunteers in Paisley, who have helped make the charity’s local group a success.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place from 1st to 7th June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK and Contact the Elderly knows just how important these people are. Without volunteers the charity could not survive.


Contact the Elderly provides a social lifeline to those over 75 who live alone. Groups are formed locally and tea parties, which are held in volunteer’s homes, give guests the chance to spend time with others. Volunteer drivers also donate their time to take the elderly guests to and from the host’s home.

Margaret Oliver, West Scotland’s development officer said:

“It goes without saying, just how grateful we are to our volunteers in Paisley and across Scotland. That’s why Volunteers’ Week is so important to us. It gives the charity a chance to truly thank each and every individual who makes a difference in these elderly people’s lives.

“For many, our tea parties are the only opportunity for those attending to socialise, or even leave their homes and it would not be possible without volunteer hosts and drivers.

“Day to day life for so many of us is often busy and frantic, so to give up some of your time to better the lives of elderly people is really remarkable. We hope to continue growing and starting new groups and the only way we can do this is with continued support from our volunteers.”

To find out how you can volunteer with Contact the Elderly in Paisley please get in touch with Margaret Oliver, West Scotland’s development officer on 01389 605915 or by email,