Living with a life-limiting condition can be lonely and isolating for our patients and their families.
Our befrienders help by making weekly visits to provide support. This may involve:
- Offering companionship and conversation.
- Sharing in an interest or activity.
- Listening and offering emotional support.
- Taking someone out on short trips.
- Helping with small practical tasks.
- Providing carers with a break.
We can’t change the outcome, but we can change the journey.
Contact person firstname
Natasha Saunders, Befriending Coordinator
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 955 0443
Available during normal office hours
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?
Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Happy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Initial one day induction. Further training as required.
Is support given?
Description of support
From Befriending Coordinator and monthly group supervision
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
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
15 March 2017
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