VOLUNTEERS are being sought in Stirling to help kick start a vibrant range of activities for older people.

As part of a programme called Bring People Together, the Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential are looking for co-ordinators who can donate their time to benefit others.

In particular, the campaign is hoping to recruit from the 50-65 age range and is looking for people who may be keen to help run, or even start their own, activities for the elderly.

These could include social activities, hobby classes, lunch clubs or the provision of companionship to people in their own homes.

Linda Stuart, the Royal Voluntary Service's engagement and development worker for Stirling, said: “Our volunteers are amazing and make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of older people each month.

“Many of our volunteers also lead the way by taking on the running of activities or groups, or setting one up from scratch.

“If you're someone who's well-organised and enjoys a bit of a challenge, why not become one of our volunteer co-ordinators.

“We will provide full support along the way and are open to any suggestions from book groups to trampoline classes.”

And volunteering is not a one way street with Eleanor Turner, head of corporate responsibility at Prudential, explaining: “Volunteering is proven to bring massive benefits both to those who give their time and those that get involved in the services they provide.

“Our Bring People Together partnership will help Royal Voluntary Service scale up its services and significantly extend its impact in communities across the UK.

“Working together, we’re looking forward to making remarkable things happen in your local community.”

For more information about becoming a volunteer co-ordinator, email Linda via linda.stuart@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or call the service on 0300 012 02 61.