Volunteer Befrienders (Forres)

  • VO92725


We are looking for a Volunteer Befriender to support our residents who live in our Development in Forres. Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest registered social landlords specialising in services for older people. We manage more than 5,000 properties and provide a range of other services including telecare community alarm monitoring and housing with care. We work closely with our customers to help people live independent, secure and fulfilling lives.

The Volunteer Befriender helps residents who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis to help a person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Volunteer befrienders build a positive relationship with an individual and visit them on a regular basis in their own flat. This could mean spending some time with a person for an hour or two every week/fortnight, we also encourage getting out and about for a coffee or short walk. Generally, befrienders are there to chat and get to know someone, have fun.

Volunteer role:

 Organising regular visits or if possible trips out.
 Support residents with their interests
 Encourage residents to embark on new activities
 Be a friend and have fun

Organisation aims and objectives

Providers of affordable housing and related services primarily to older people










 We expect a regular commitment from all our volunteers  Once a week / fortnight / month  Monday to Sunday  AM, PM and evenings


Experience required: No qualifications are necessary. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in being with older people, have good communication and listening skills, are reliable and willing to volunteer as part of a team.
Travel details: In Hanover Scotland's Development in Forres
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will pay for any bus fares to our development on receipt of a ticket.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full Induction training given that will cover health and safety before volunteering commences. Non certified