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Volunteer Befriender

  • VO73643


We are looking for a volunteer to help our older people who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one-to-one basis.The volunteer befriender can help a resident by giving time 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/fortnigh. We also encourage getting out and about for a coffee or a 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.










Frequency and commitment details

6 months


Experience required: No qualifications are necessary. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with people, have good communication and listening skills, are reliable and willing to work as part of a team.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago