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Volunteer Befriender

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Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest registered social landlords specialising in services for older people. We work closely with our residents to help people live independent, secure and fulfilling lives.
Where do you fit in:
Volunteer Befrienders help older people who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one-to-one-basis to help an older person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce 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 time with a person for an hour or two every week / fortnight, we also encourage getting out and about for a coffee or 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.











Experience required: Ideally you should be able to demonstrate: An interest in working with older people Good communication and listening skills A bright and outgoing personality An ability to use your own initiative and work unsupervised
Travel details: The Buses which stop are the 20, 21, 22 and the 701. The main road is called West Main Street. We are on Bowling Green Road, Hanover : Weavers Court.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will pay for any bus fares to our development on receipt of a ticket or agreed mileage rate for personal vehicle.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We will organise a one day volunteer taster day for all volunteers where applicable.
Training details: Full induction given that will cover health and safety within the development.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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