Volunteer Befriender

  • VO32847


Volunteers will visit an elderly person within their own home, work with a group or by telephone on a regular basis. This can take place at any time of the week, and volunteers will be asked to support the elderly person for an hour or two per week. Volunteers will help the elderly befriendee by taking them on outings, helping build their self-esteem and confidence, and share hobbies and experiences, as well as having fun. No previous experience is required and volunteers will be provided with full training.

Organisation aims and objectives

Befriend Motherwell aims to reduce loneliness and isolation for elderly people within the Motherwell and Wishaw area. The organisation recruits volunteers to visit elderly people within their own homes, for at least an hour a week, perhaps even taking them on an outing.










This opportunity can take place at any time of the week that suits the volunteer and the individual befriendee. Flexible


Volunteers should be aged 16 for this opportunity.
Experience required: No skills or experience are required, only life experience. Volunteers will be provided with training and ongoing support.
Travel details: Mosts visits will take place within the befriendees house but short local excursions may take place from time to time. The volunteer will be asked to travel to and from the befriendees home as part of the commitment (within a specified areas which has been agreed).
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Tasters are provided as and when appropriate for volunteers.
Training details: Volunteers are provided with full training and ongoing support from a named Volunteer Coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 days ago

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