Befriending Volunteer

Aid and emergency | Children and young people | Health and social care | People and communities | Disability | Older people

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Location: Rosaline Hall, 70 Rosaline Road, London, SW6 7QT (see map)

Travel: Parsons Green station. Sherbrooke Road bus stop.

Start date: 22/05/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Visiting an older person in their own home on a regular basis.
  • Escorting someone into town to do shopping or other activities providing company to alleviate isolation providing information and referring to other services.
  • Developing a relationship with the client, tackling loneliness and helping an older person feel more included.
Older people friends

Older people friends

What impact will this have?

  • As a Befriending volunteer you will contribute to alleviating feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • Your regular visits will give older people something to look forward to.
  • You will help support an older person's well-being by listening to them and helping them feel part of the local community.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Usually volunteers would meet with the person once a week for about an hour in their house.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will be required to supply two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Expenses

  • We would cover your travel expenses connected to your befriending role.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Practical
  • Professional
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Professional

Training

  • No formal training is required. We would provide you with all the required information and offer our Volunteer Induction training and volunteer guidelines.

Location

Rosaline Hall, 70 Rosaline Road, London, SW6 7QT

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