Befriender

  • Volunteer Befreinder
  • Roles are available in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland
  • Age UK Teesside

The role is to  provide company and companionship to those aged
65 and over, who are lonely/isolated and have little or no social
connections.

Volunteers are matched to clients to provide 1:1 support in the home and in the community

 

Responsibilities

To provide companionship and support to those experiencing loneliness/social isolation

To encourage interaction and participation in community activity

To report any concerns for clients welfare

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of issues affecting older people

Good listening and communication skills

A desire to have a positive impact of individual lives

Personal Qualities

Volunteers should have good listening skills and be able to build good rapport. The role requires volunteers to work alone.

General Requirements

Volunteers will need to provide 2 references, undergo a DBS check and attend an Induction session

 

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.