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.
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
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
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Time and dates will be mutually agreed between the volunteer and client.
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Safeguarding training, plus other areas that are considered appropriate.
Description of support
Regular contact with befriending co-ordinator, newsletter.
Description of expenses
Travel expenses paid.
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
9 October 2018
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