Visit isolated older people for a coffee and a chat
Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Engage Befriending
CONNECTING isolated older people with their COMMUNITY.
Could you visit someone once a week or fortnight?
Become a volunteer befriender!
Befrienders visit isolated older people for a coffee and a chat. They can also take people out, introduce them to social activities and signpost them to local events.
We are looking for more volunteers who could regularly visit someone who would otherwise be lonely.
Across the Reading Borough
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Description of support
Regular contact with our volunteers and socials
Description of expenses
Travel expenses when travelling with the client
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
6 June 2016