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Looking for Urdu speaking volunteers to visit older people in Reading

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire are looking for Urdu speaking volunteers to visit older people in Reading and spend quality time listening to and talking to them one-to-one.

The aim of this service is to enhance the quality of life of older people who live alone and have limited or no social contact, by offering companionship and support.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Pat Olver, Volunteer Administrator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 959 4242

Location description
Reading
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 week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Happy to work soloSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and on the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from a volunteer coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses
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
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
25 July 2019

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