A SCHEME is calling for volunteers to help older members of society by setting up social groups and activities in the community.

The 'Bring People Together' programme, delivered by the Royal Voluntary Service is in partnership with Prudential and aims to encourage more people to volunteer in Bracknell.

Social groups, quiz groups and book clubs are just a few ideas that volunteers could take to start up a group and help the elderly.

Elina Zandersone, royal voluntary service's community engagement worker said: "Our volunteers are amazing and make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people each month.

"Many of our volunteers also take on the running of activities or groups, or set them up from scratch."

No previous experience is necessary to start a social group as full training will be provided. The royal voluntary service will provide guidance on managing money, fundraising and how to run activities safely and legally.

Elina added: "If you are someone who's well-organised, likes working with others and enjoys a bit of a challenge, why not become one of our volunteer co-ordinators."

Director of regulatory and legacy project at prudential, Julian Lobban said: "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."