Support families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Sue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice


We’re looking for volunteer befrienders to support families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition.

Volunteer befrienders help by making weekly home visits to offer company, emotional support and practical help.

This might involve chatting over a cup of tea, taking someone out to a favourite place, or running a couple of errands for the family.


Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Befriending Coordinator
Their phone number?
0118 955 0443
Contact instructions?
Available Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm

Location description
Across 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
Additional timing details
An hour or two a week on a day that suits you.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Happy to work soloSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Befriender induction and opportunities to attend hospice training
Is support given?
Description of support
Regular contact with befriending coordinator and monthly group supervisions with other befrienders
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel and refreshments
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?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
15 March 2019