Befriender (Melrose)

  • VO76937


Description

Have fun, learn new skills and make a difference to the lives of older people in your area.

Bield Housing and Care are looking for volunteer Befrienders to join the team at retirement housing development, Priorwood Court, Melrose.
Bield volunteers help reduce isolation and loneliness by supporting older people in a variety of ways. Our Befrienders might visit someone in their own home, or offer companionship by helping them to get out and about locally. We are ideally looking for someone to help out weekly or once every two weeks, for just a couple of hours.
An induction day will be held for successful applicants and you will receive further training and ongoing support. Expenses will be provided and the minimum age for the role is 18 years old.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d really love to hear from you!

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide high quality housing and support for older people in need or at risk in Scotland.

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience required. However, we are looking for friendly individuals with good communication skills and an interest in working with older people.
Travel details: Priorwood Court, Melrose.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training day will be held and e-learning for volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago