If you like to help others and want to try something new, pay attention. Careibu is a national organization that helps students volunteer and they are now looking for students who want to help vulnerable and lonely elderly people. It’s about helping with practical matters, but also having a nice cup of coffee.
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It is volunteer work, but you earn a small pocket money. The best part of all this is that you make an elderly person happy and make someone’s life easier.
More lonely elderly
It AD states that the students at Careibu can match themselves with an older person who suits him or her well in terms of interests and background. If there is a match with an older person, you will then go out with your older person for six months. You also help him or her with shopping, traveling in public transport or understanding how a computer works.
Due to the corona crisis, there are more lonely elderly people. At the moment there are in The Hague 34 elderly waiting for a buddy. Students are also more on their own during the corona crisis, an outing with an older person is a nice change from studying hard. You can sign up as a buddy via this link.