Volunteer Befriender

  • VO93058


The Volunteer Befriender helps residents at Glengowan Court, Claude Street, Larkhall 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. Support the person to continue with existing interests, whilst encouraging them to embark on new activities.

Volunteer duties:
 Organising visits / trips out on a regular basis.
 Support residents with their interests
 Encourage residents to embark on new activities
 Be a friend and have fun

Organisation aims and objectives

We have approx 20 residents and we aim to try to keep them independent and provide socialisation, stimulation and entertainment to the residents in their comon sitting room and also try to include the close linked elderly people in the community.










Shift can be undertaken at any time or day during the week or weekend that fits in with volunteer and our resident

Frequency and commitment details

Commitment 6 Months 1 Hours, Weekly


Lack of supervision for 1 to 1 working for under 18s
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE in Larkhall
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: expenses for local public transport
Training details: Health and safety induction
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer