Could you provide someone with company, emotional support and practical help?
Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Sue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice
The Sue Ryder Befriending Service supports families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition.
Volunteer befrienders make weekly visits to provide company, emotional support and practical help. This might involve having a cup of tea and a chat, taking someone out and about, or running a couple of errands.
This support means that people don’t have to face the challenge alone and can spend the time they have left in the way they choose.
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Mandatory induction day. Manual handling and Death Matters training days also available.
Description of support
Monthly group supervision and regular contact with befriending coordinator.
Description of expenses
Travel and food.
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
5 October 2017
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