The Volunteer visitor is the most popular role undertaken by our volunteers and this is due in part to its flexibility and the satisfaction it gives. This role involves anything from dropping in on an older person for a coffee and a chat, checking that someone is alright or arranging a trip to the local shops. Some of the older people we help need more support, others less so. As a volunteer visitor you will be matched with an older person living near you and you can fit your visits around your other commitments and responsibilities.
Visiting can be a source of satisfaction, enjoyment and fun for the volunteer as well as the person being visited. Many of the older people we support have life experiences and histories that can fascinate and enthrall. An hour or two can fly by. You you can fit your volunteering around the rest of your life but you will see the results first hand in welcoming smiles, laughter and gratitude.
Possess excellent communication skills
Ability to work on own initiative
Have strong networking skills
Ability to write in plain English and to work independently but know when to seek advice
Be creative and innovative and able to use email
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
- Training provided
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 13/02/2017
End Date: 07/10/2018
Due to the nature of the role we ask that volunteers are able to commit for a year. The volunteer will be lone working.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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