Intergenerational Befriending volunteer

  • VO67260


Description

We welcome younger volunteers -from different generation than those they will be visiting [usually elderly service users]. Volunteers can help by befriending residents in care homes or hospital on a regular basis

Organisation aims and objectives

Reduce social isolation Improve the emotional and socail well-being of older adults in community Offer a chance to develop a trusting relationship enhance quality of life assist those who are currently socially excluded to take a more active part in their community Help encourage and maintain a sense of community Offering an opportunity to engage volunteers

Restrictions

must be from different generation than the elderly they will be visiting
Experience required: Friendly, good communication skills, patient, reliable
Minimum age: 15

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago