Request practical support for an older person

Organisations working with older people aged over 50 can get support from GoodGym volunteers with practical household tasks.

Request a task

Background-checked GoodGym volunteers help out older people with one-off tasks. They run out to the older person's house and help with household and garden tasks.

We can change lightbulb or smoke alarm batteries

We can support with technology

We can move furniture and other heavy household items

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How it works

GoodGym is a registered charity with lots of friendly runners who like to keep fit and help people. We stop off on our runs to help people with practical tasks.

It's free

Our tasks are carried out by volunteers so you don't have to pay.

It's safe

GoodGym volunteers are background checked and trained.

It's flexible

You can choose the time and date.

Request a task

If you are part of an organisation that supports older people you request support for practical tasks.

To find out more about how we can help please contact missioncontrol@goodgym.org and one of our team will talk you through the process.

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Our volunteers can do
Food shopping, foodbank and prescription deliveries
Tasks to facilitate hospital discharge
Light bulb/smoke alarm battery changing
Face to face welfare checks
One-off dog walking
Furniture assembly, hanging curtains etc
Gardening only for safety, access, or significant impact on health or wellbeing
Our volunteers cannot do
Skilled tasks (e.g. plumbing)
Cleaning or painting indoors
Handling people’s financial or personal affairs
Caring for older people
Befriending
Any tasks for people under the age of 50

See our task referral pack for full details

They were lovely, really helpful. It's a service I'd like to use again given the opportunity!

Mrs S, Southwark

The garden looks lovely. The ladies were very happy and smiley, it made me smile too.

Mrs A, Bristol

I cannot begin to tell you the difference your service has made to patients’ lives. Please pass on our thanks to all the volunteers who have willingly and kindly given their time, to assist healthcare staff, patients and their families.

Mrs A, Islington

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.
missioncontrol@goodgym.org

How much does it cost?

It's free - GoodGym tasks are performed by our volunteers and do not expect payment for their time.

How do I get started?

Contact missioncontrol@goodgym.org on your professional email giving your name, role and contact phone number and we can set you up to make referrals to GoodGym.

What sort of tasks are possible?

Our volunteers are not professional tradesmen, so we're not able to do certain tasks such as: painting, felling trees, putting up furniture.

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