Volunteer Befriender for older people - 1 hour per week

Location
G41 5RL, Glasgow
Posted
11 Oct 2017
Closes
10 Dec 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Voluntary
As a Volunteer Befriender you will visit an older person, typically over the age of 65, who requires social support at home. During these weekly visits, lasting between one and two hours, you will engage, stimulate and support your befriendee, encouraging him or her to be as independent as possible. You will offer warm companionship and, at a minimum, active listening and conversation. You may also provide a measure of practical support by, for example, helping arrange appointments, activities and outings; assisting with walking (lending an arm); organising mail and writing letters; accompanying to social events and appointments.

With the No.1 Be-friending Agency you will join a team of extraordinary people, who are really committed to providing the best possible support to all users of our services, and who have the necessary sensitivity, skills and experience to ensure they're able to do this. You will therefore benefit from training and on-going skills development, as well as friendly, professional support by our Volunteer Coordinators.

For more information call Pete, Volunteer Coordinator, on 0747 4080087 or send an sms with your phone number, and he will call you back. You can also call the office on 0141 4656998.

IMPORTANT: if you are interested and want more information, please DO NOT use the "apply" button, or send messages through Gumtree mail. We keep receiving messages through that system, reply to them immediately and never seem to get an answer. This is very frustrating, so, please, do give Pete a call or send your number and he will call you back. You can also call the office on 0141 4656998. Thank you.

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