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Provide companionship to people during a difficult time in their lives

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

Feeling connected to people is vital to our wellbeing and happiness. As a Befriender with Sue Ryder, you’ll provide companionship to people during a difficult time in their lives and enable people to do the things that matter most to them. You’ll be helping Sue Ryder provide the best possible care to people with life-limiting conditions.

We take a completely person-centred approach to all our services and support, which means each befriending relationship will be different. However, the role commonly includes:

  • Providing regular one-to-one companionship and a supportive relationship
  • Supporting the person to go out and access favourite activities and places
  • Helping with small practical tasks – e.g. picking up groceries
  • Offering respite by sitting with the person, so their family can take a break
Contact person firstname
Natasha Saunders, Befriending Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189550443
Contact instructions?
Available Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday

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
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Befriender Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Monthly group supervision and regular 1:1 match reviews
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
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?
10
Opportunity added on
19 August 2021