Befriending Volunteers

Age Concern Cowplain has a befriending service to support people in the local community who have become isolated or have lost confidence in accessing activities in the community. This is a 6 to 8 week project and takes just a couple of hours a week for a volunteer befriender to assist an older person to feel and become a valuable member of the community again.


No formal qualifications are required, just a friendly nature, empathy with older people, good listening skills and a good sense of humour. Also the ability to travel to older people's homes.


  • Accessibility
    Age Concern Cowplain has, but this opportunity is to visit people in their homes, so access will vary.
  • Age restrictions
    16 +
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Yes enhanced check
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Regular support meetings
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/02/2017

End Date: 08/02/2019

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Age Concern Cowplain Borrow Centre
London Road

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