Volunteer Befriender at Dorcas Befriending Project

Volunteer befriender to visit an isolated elderly person in their own home each week to provide companionship and support

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(1PM - 5PM)
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(5PM - 8PM)
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Hours per week 2 hours
Location Volunteers visit clients in their own homes in South or Central Islington
Description

Our Befriending volunteers provide companionship and practical support to isolated, elderly people living in the local community. Here are just a few examples of the ways in which you can help:-
• Providing support & companionship by visiting someone in their own home for a friendly chat over a cup of tea
• Accompanying someone on short outings to local places of interest, like a local park, shops or market, pushing a wheelchair if required
• Gardening: helping a client with clearing or maintaining their garden
• Playing a game of draughts, cards or chess with a client
• Reminiscing about the past and their previous experiences, looking at photos
• Helping someone who is visually impaired with reading/writing their letters & correspondence

This could be an opportunity for you to become involved with your local community and help you to develop skills in the care and social work field. All volunteers receive training and full support from the project. We ask our volunteers for a minimum commitment of one hour per week. Please visit our website for more info

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

One (evening) induction session lasting about 3 hours before being matched with a client

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Commitment to assisting & supporting isolated individuals. Good, reliable service to our clients. A minimum commitment of 1 hour/week

Desirable: A genuine interest in older people and a desire to help them

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!