Help make a difference to the lives of others
Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Age UK Berkshire
We are looking for people who will happily give a few hours of their free time to visit others at home who are lonely and vulnerable. There are many reasons why people become lonely such as limited or no social contact, bereavement or families living far away. Having regular contact with other people can help break the cycle of loneliness and make a world of difference to older people. For this reason we are recruiting and training volunteers to join our dedicated and caring team of befrienders.
- To visit client(s) on a regular basis at a time that is mutually convenient
- To spend quality time together during visits for a friendly chat or sharing activities such as board games and crosswords
- To feedback to the Befriending Co-ordinator regularly on befriending visits
Will suit someone who is keen to make a difference to the lives of older people, has a kind, caring and friendly manner, an ability to listen and has empathy with clients.
Locations within Reading Borough
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
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Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Induction, and on-going 'on the job' training
Description of support
Regular contact and support from the Befriending Co-ordinator.
Description of expenses
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
2 November 2017
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