This website uses cookies for anonymised analytics and for account authentication. See our privacy and cookies policies for more information.

Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

Sign in to use saved searches


Helper for Community Tea Party

Isolation and Loneliness are on the rise especially with Older People in the Community. We are looking for friendly and caring people to help with our tea parties. Could you help serve refreshments and friendly conversation from the comfort of your own home? You will only be hosting once or twice a year, so this is perfect for fitting around your own availability and lifestyle.

All our guests are driven to your home by volunteer drivers, and you will be led by our tea party
volunteer coordinator. Normally your tea party will last for about 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. It is the same local group you host so you can make some real connections to your community and the Older Guests. All training is remote, and you are supported by our team and Tea Party Co-ordinator in your role.

Experience required

No experience or particular skills required. We just need you to be an empathetic person who is ready to work alongside Older People over the age of 75.

Travel expenses

Please note: No expenses are offered for this role.

Training details

Full remote training provided including PVG check and safeguarding, complete at your own pace.

In your role you are also supported by our Support team and your Tea Party Co-ordinator for any questions or queries you have.


Minimum age: 18

Frequency & commitment
Once or twice yearly for approximately 2 hours on a Sunday.

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
Find out more