The Staying Home Project

With your help we will seek to improve the lives of older people who find themselves unable to manage in their current environment. As a volunteer your role will be flexible but will benefit people who may need practical support to do with their home and environment, or to help them reintegrate with others or join in leisure or activity groups, which will prevent isolation and loneliness, helping improve health and wellbeing. There will be training and support to assist you with this role, and become part of our volunteering team. We will work to your strengths and abilities.

The Staying Home Project is being extended to support vulnerable and isolated St Helens residents over the age of 55 to enable them to remain independent by experiencing a better quality of life. Volunteers will spend up to six months with an individual supporting them to access groups and activities with the ultimate aim that the individual will make friends and contacts, build confidence and continue with the activities without the volunteer.

A warm caring attitude is essential.  Excellent active listening skills. Good communication. Reliability is a must.  A desire to help others. Life experience.  I.T skills, optional.  An open friendly attitude.  Willingness to work in different sites within the borough.  Patience.  Willingness to use own car to travel to venues or take people to activities is desirable but not essential.  This role requires a DBS check.

Interested?  Contact the Volunteer Centre on 01744 751759 or email


Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.