South Centre provides a Community Worker assisted by a team of volunteers who visit elderly people in the South Invercargill area.
These elderly who are socially isolated with disabilities and have no close family: with assistance and support, they are able to retain their independence and remain in their own homes.
Our volunteers act as “buddies” to a client. We already have a dedicated team, but can always do with more.
If you are aware of an elderly person who meets the criteria who you feel would benefit from this service, or if you have an hour or two to spare, please phone (03) 218 2777
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