We match people with people to create friendships that make life better and will carefully match you with an individual who we think would be a good fit.
We ask you to commit to an hour a week, or an hour a fortnight, for a minimum of 6 months.
Flexible (average time is 1-2 hours a week or fortnight). We hope you would be able to commit for at least six months.
- Connects you to others
- Fun and fulfilling
- Can advance your career, particularly good opportunity for people looking to gain experience for social care, health and charity sectors
Volunteers will be reimbursed for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.
Key skills required
- Strong listening skills
- Understanding of older people and/ or people with disabilities/long term health conditions
- Non judgemental attitude
- Honest and trustworthy
- Commitment and reliability
- Respect for confidentiality
- Friendliness and warmth
- Empathy and resilience.
Other activities might include help with form filling or making phone calls, reading aloud together, playing games, or meal sharing (Casserole Club). You might also carry out a few simple tasks, if you are happy and able to do so, like small repairs/minor DIY (excluding electrical or plumbing work), or a bit of gardening.
This is not a carer role, and you won’t be asked to carry out tasks that are essential to a person’s basic survival such as personal care, medical care, regular domestic work, and regular shopping.
Where and when you visit is largely down to you as a volunteer. A particular feature of Together Co Befriending is its neighborhood focus, so we’ll try and match you with someone local to your home or work.
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