Social Connections

Covid-19 Update: Social Connections activity continues to be delivered virtually or over the phone until further notice. We are looking for employee-volunteers to support a range of activities from over the phone technology support to virtual Christmas parties. Some virtual activity may require employee-volunteers to undergo a DBS check and adult safeguarding training.


Through the Social Connections programme, employee-volunteers can contribute to the wellbeing of older people in York. By supporting older people, employee-volunteers can have a positive impact on people’s lives at a time when vulnerability and isolation can be high.

Who is it for?

● Employee-volunteers who want to support older people in York and help to address the demographic shift in the age structure of society.

How does it work?

Teams of employee-volunteers can:

  • host activities, games sessions and seasonal parties for older people in independent living communities and care homes across York.
  • host a tea party at their organisation, for older people living across York.
  • deliver Tea and Technology sessions to promote digital inclusion by improving the digital skills of older people across York.
  • become a companion for older people and support them in attending our seasonal day trips.

Get involved

● For employee-volunteers who are interested in taking part, contact us on  and we will share with you all the current opportunities. We are also happy to discuss any bespoke ideas that you may have.

Watch a video of Megan talking about the Social Connections programme.

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