Community Companion Volunteers

Location
BN12 6NZ, Goring-by-Sea
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
12 Jan 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Voluntary
Can you be a befriender to people at a time of difficulty?

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes. St Barnabas House offers care and support to people in the Worthing, Arun, Adur and Henfield areas.

We are looking for volunteers to join our dedicated team of Community Companions.

Isolation is a big issue for many people coping with life-limiting illnesses and their carers. As a Community Companion volunteer, you will be helping people at a very difficult time in their lives by providing social and practical support during a weekly two hour visit. To have someone who can pop in for a chat or lend a helping hand can make a big difference. It may be that they are no longer able to drive and would like to still go out and about or need some help with their shopping.

Another important way that the Community Companions help is by providing company to a patient, so that the carer can have a short period of time to themselves.

If you have 2-3 hours spare during the week, like meeting people and would like to volunteer in a role where you have direct contact with patients and their carers in their own homes, then becoming a Community Companion is a special role that may suit you.

For this role we provide two mandatory training days and ongoing support.

Before this you will be offered an informal interview to assess your suitability for the role.

If you would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Voluntary Services on 01903 706315 today!

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