Volunteer Befriender at The Living Well Project Befriending Service

Volunteer befrienders are matched with an elderly person for weekly visits/outings which aim to reduce social isolation/loneliness.

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Hours per week 1 hour
Location Newhills Church Bucksburn Aberdeen AB21 9SS Above address for initial meetings/training but this can be flexible. Volunteering takes place in the client's home or on outings.
Description

Are you outgoing?
Do you like to hear other people's stories?
Do you have an interesting hobby?
Can you spare an hour a week/fortnight?
Would you like to help an older person get out or enjoy an activity or just chat over a cup of tea?
If you said yes to any of the above then this role may be just what you are looking for. There are many older people in Aberdeen who live alone and either can't get out or have lost confidence. A trained befriender can help them to feel less lonely or to regain that lost confidence. You would find it so rewarding to see the enjoyment in their faces and how much they look forward to the visits. A short application process, PVG clearance and some training will see you ready to be matched and brighten up someone's day!

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Communication skills
Confidentiality
Boundaries

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Age 16 or over. Outgoing. Good listener. Cheerful. Reliable.

Desirable: Ability to drive and access to a car.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!