To offer company and friendship to an older person for by simply giving them a call each week.
This is especially vital as, due to Covid, we are currently unable to offer home visits.
This is an opportunity for volunteers to do something rewarding for your community. To know that giving your time and commitment can make a real difference to an older persons life.
Commitment of one hour a week preferably the same time, same day each week.
Training, advice and constant support will be given to you.
What skills do I need?
- Good listening and communcation skills
- Understanding of confidentiality
- Patience and sensitivity
- Reliable and able to commit to at least one year as a Befriender
- Willingness to undertake training
This will be done from the comfort of your own home.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 23/08/2018
End Date: 31/12/2021
Befriending visits can only be supported on weekdays during office hours. Commitment of one hour a week preferably the same time, same day each week is requested for at least a year.