Palliative Care Volunteer Befriender

As a Palliative Care volunteer befriender your role will be to provide social companionship to patients who have a chronic or life limiting illness and are lonely and isolated. You will be visiting the patients in their own homes. In building a trusting relationship you can help to restore emotional well-being, confidence and feelings of self-worth.

Regular social companionship can often help decrease the number of GP visits/phone calls a patient might make, and in some cases lessen the number of hospital admissions. Volunteer befrienders are a vital link between the patient and the health professional, safeguarding early intervention if/where necessary.


Skills

Patience, compassion and friendliness


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 +
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses can be claimed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/05/2021

End Date: 12/05/2023

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Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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