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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Mrs. Shelley
Contact person's position
Engage Befriending Administrator
Their phone number?
0118 956 7000

Location description
Across the Reading Borough
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with our volunteers and socials
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses when travelling with the client
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
6 June 2016