Befriender - Home From Hospital

Would you like to give something back to our local hospitals? Can you provide cheerful, practical assistance to the more vulnerable members of our society?

If so, then join our Home from Hospital team and help create links within your community!

Our team provides simple, practical support to isolated people after they leave hospital.

We ease their worries about being discharged, assist them in the transition back to their homes and continue to visit for 6 weeks afterwards.

We then pick up shopping, sort out transport or simply provide a cheerful, sympathetic presence over a cup of tea. We also signpost them to charities or social groups in their area, making sure they are not at risk of isolation or re-injury.

You will have no involvement in personal or medical care and may work the hours that suit you.


You do not need to have any previous experience as all necessary training will be provided.

• Compassion, kindness and patience.

• An interest in your local community.

• Resourcefulness, initiative and a practical, problem solving mind-set.

• A clean driver's licence and access to your own vehicle.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel within a CO postcode, mileage at 45p per mile. Parking. Singular shop up to £10.
  • 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: 01/04/2017

End Date: 28/03/2019

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Availability Details



This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Tendring

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