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Befriender Volunteer

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Volunteers will visit twice a month for two hours to chat, listen or laugh, go for coffee or a walk in the park. That is all it takes to make a difference. Volunteers are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories. Volunteers will receive free training, disclosure check, ongoing support, supervision and travel expenses, where applicable

Organisation aims and objectives

AJR provides social, welfare and care services to Jewish Victims of Nazi oppression living in Great Britain. AJR has a nationwide network of regional groups offering their members a unique opportunity to socialise and enjoy entertainment in their local area. Members also receive support from volunteers and can obtain advice and assistance on welfare rights as well as on Holocaust reparation. AJR is also committed to ensuring that future generations can learn about the Holocaust











Experience required: Be a good listener
Travel details: Individual befriending in the befriendees home. Coffee or walk in the park depending on circumstances.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Training will be given and there will be regular contact with the Volunteer Co-ordinator
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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