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
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?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Description of support
Monthly group supervision and regular 1:1 match reviews
Description of expenses
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
19 August 2021