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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.

Contact person firstname
Natasha Saunders, Befriending Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 955 0443

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Mandatory induction day. Manual handling and Death Matters training days also available.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Monthly group supervision and regular contact with befriending coordinator.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel and food.
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
15
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
5 October 2017