Befriending Volunteer

People and communities

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Location: 277 london road , mitcham, cr4 3nt (see map)

Travel: Mitcham Eastfields station. Downe Road / Mitcham Library bus stop.

Start date: 24/06/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Maintaining records of client contact and sending this to the Befriending Coordinator at Age UK Merton on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining client confidentiality.
  • Attending induction and ongoing training.
  • Attending volunteer meetings.
  • Keeping in regular contact with the Befriending Coordinator. Attending supervision and reviews. Working within policies and procedures of the partner organisations of Merton Befriending Service.
  • Helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation by providing social companionship. Enabling independence, increasing confidence and esteem; empowerment. Increasing access to support networks, information and services. Face to face befriending: To make regular visits to an older person in their home for approximately one hour a week, based in London borough of Merton.

What impact will this have?

  • We are Age UK Merton and our goal is to enable people in the borough to Love Later Life. We want to see a world where everyone can love later life.
  • We support and speak up for those that need us.
  • We believe that living longer should be celebrated and everything we do is to maximise well -being in later life. We deliver services, provide advice and influence our decision makers.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Availability of 6 months and over preferred.
  • To make regular visits to an older person in their home for approximately one hour a week, based in London borough of Merton

Background checks

  • Other background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal

Location

277 london road , mitcham, cr4 3nt

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