Home Befriender - Thurrock, Brentwood & Basildon

To offer company and friendship to an older person for an hour each week in that persons home

This is an opportunity for volunteers to do something rewarding for your community. To know that giving your time and commitment can make a real difference to an older persons life.

Commitment of one hour a week preferably the same time, same day each week is requested for at least a year.

Volunteers must have their own transport.

Skills


- Good listening and communcation skills

- Understanding of confidentiality

- Patience and sensitivity

- Reliable and able to commit to at least one year as a Befriender

- Willingness to undertake training


Details

  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 23/08/2018

End Date: 31/12/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Befriending visits can only be supported on weekdays during office hours. Commitment of one hour a week preferably the same time, same day each week is requested for at least a year.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Brentwood, Thurrock

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