A Befriender volunteer carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF Family (beneficiary), on behalf of the RAF Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and outcome focussed support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider RAF family.
Befriender volunteers are required to :
Being a befriender volunteer could be about helping someone who is isolated through the use of social media or visiting an older person that has become increasingly lonely and isolated over time and to help find them new interests in the community. The role is varied, the service spans all ages and it is flexible to suit everyone.
RAFA, The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. We give real help to real people – this the core of the welfare work that the RAF Association so successfully delivers and is making a real difference to the lives of those in the RAF family who find themselves in times of need. The support we provide relies heavily on the fantastic work carried out by our volunteers and there are many different ways they can help including welfare support and fundraising.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer