Befriender (Waterlooville,Cowlplain and Purbrook)

Do you like meeting people?

Are you able to sit and have a chat with an elderly person who is feeling isolated or lonely?

If so, the Waterlooville, Cowplain and Purbrook Good Neighbours group has opportunities to join their team as a volunteer Befriender.

The group offers the local community medical appointment transport, befriending and shopping and is an essential service in the Waterlooville area.

The Good Neighbours Network supports over 120 independent voluntary groups across Hampshire and Waterlooville, Cowplain and Purbrook Good Neighbours is one of them. You as a befriender would have ongoing support from the group and the Network on best practice with access to invaluable resources and advice.

Some experience with older people would be desirable but not essential and the group and the Network can help with induction and training.

Being part of a committed team for a voluntary group could bring a wealth of knowledge and skill in social care and the voluntary sector. You would also be an integral part of a rewarding and worthwhile enterprise. 

If you would like to join the Waterlooville team and help people by offering a few hours a week as a committee member then register your interest today.

There are also opportunities to join Good Neighbours teams across Hampshire.

Skills

  • Good listening/communication skills
  • Patience/tact
  • Caring/sympathetic/sensitive manner/non-judgmental approach
  • Reliable/dependable/flexible
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Willingness to be a positive role model for positive befriending relationships
  • Some experienced of elderly people is desirable but not essential

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
    Depending on role.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Induction, Befriending handbook, ongoing as required.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.


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