At FCV Dorcas we believe no one should be alone. Our voluntary organisation supports isolated older people living in Central and South Islington, with the sole aim to enhance their quality of life.
Our Volunteers offer a range of support services, which include befriending visits, telephone befriending, assisted shopping trips and outings, a twice-weekly Lunch Club and help with practical tasks. Many people approach FCV Dorcas for help with an elderly person, including social workers, health workers, family members and friends.
There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone who needs it. The work of FCV Dorcas can provide a valuable experience for those wanting to pursue opportunities in care or community work.
FCV Dorcas brings together two well-established voluntary organisations based in Islington. Finsbury and Clerkenwell Volunteers (FCV) was established in 1971 to help housebound or elderly people in need. From small beginnings the organisation became a registered charity in 1974.
Dorcas Befriending Project (Dorcas*) was established in 2001 to provide voluntary befriending services to older and disabled adults within the local community around Canonbury. These two organisations merged in August 2015.
*Dorcas: The meaning of Dorcas is good Samaritan, do-er of good deeds.