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Make a real difference to older people staying in hospital over the winter period

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Age UK Berkshire in RG1

Age UK Berkshire is recruiting volunteers to offer support to the Royal Berkshire Hospital over their busy winter period.

Volunteers will visit older people on the wards to chat and socialise with them.

The project will run from January to April 2020 and volunteers will cover support 7 days a week 2-5pm.

As it’s a hospital environment there is some form-filling (including a health assessment) and brief training to be completed before you get started (this will take place in December/early January for about 2-3 hours).

This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to older people staying in hospital over the winter period.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Fiona Price , Chief Executive
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189594242
Contact instructions?
Office hours Mon-Fri, or leave a voicemail
Location address line 1
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Line 2
London Rd
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5AN

Location description
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMTue PMWed PMThu PMFri PMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The project will run from January to April 2020 and volunteers will cover support 7 days a week 2-5pm.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction, online and face to face training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing contact with Age UK coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel and parking
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?
5
Opportunity added on
19 November 2019

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