Befriender Volunteers

  • VO76114


Description

Aberdeen Linking Lives is a befriending service generally aimed at the elderly who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.

We match volunteers with older people who would like to see a friendly volunteer visitor on a regular basis for around one hour. Aberdeen Linking Lives relies on volunteers to deliver our service. Volunteers do not need any special skills as they receive full training, support and advice for their role. They also provide references and receive the necessary criminal record checks (PVG) prior to beginning visits (there is no cost for PVG checks for volunteers).

If you would like to volunteer, please give us a call or email us for more information: E Mail: aberdeen@linkinglives.uk tel.: Shola, Aberdeen Linking Lives Coordinator on 07425622600.

All help makes a difference to the lives of older people in Aberdeen and is greatly appreciated.

Organisation aims and objectives

We set up Aberdeen Linking Lives as we observed that our nation has an aging population that are lonely and socially isolated. We are a Linking Lives UK partner which has more than 20 years’ experience and aim to make a transformational impact in the lives of 130 elderly people per year by reducing their social isolation.

Availability

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Flexible times available to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Ready to talk and patient.
Travel details: The opportunity happens in Aberdeen city. The travel details will depend on the person being visited.
Minimum age: 12

Support

Training details: Excellent training and support provided to volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.