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Provide friendship and support to improve the quality of life for older people

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Age UK Reading

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have friendship, social inclusion and the support that goes with it.

The Age UK Reading befriending service aims to improve the quality of life for older people who live in the Reading area.

Volunteers provide friendship and support by regular home visits or telephone calls.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
John Evans, Befriending Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 950 2480
Contact instructions?
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 4pm

Location description
Reading Borough.
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-Fri daytimeMon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Time and dates will be mutually agreed between the volunteer and client.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Safeguarding training, plus other areas that are considered appropriate.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with befriending co-ordinator, newsletter.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses paid.
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
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
24 October 2017

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