Aim of volunteering role:
To volunteer for Involve’s Community Wellbeing Team, who work on reducing isolation and loneliness through organising different community activities including lunches, day trips, assisted shopping and befriending.
Visiting an older person in their home for a cup of tea and a chat to give them some company.
Flexible and depends on the older person too. Many current befrienders visit their befriendee weekly or fortnightly for an hour or so.
Place of work: Client’s home (we can match befrienders by location as well as interests and gender etc.)
Volunteer manager: Community Wellbeing Team Volunteer Coordinator
- Good listening and communication skills.
- Empathetic, compassionate and patient.
- Reliable and friendly.
- Full training within role as well as additional access to other courses
- Travel expenses
- Full insurance cover
- Volunteer recognition events, e.g. Christmas, Volunteers Week and other holidays
Volunteers who will be directly and significantly involved with children and/or vulnerable adults will be required to undergo a police check.