Volunteer Befriender

Changing Lives Together
Published
March 5, 2020
Location
Chester, Tarporley, Malpas
Category
Elderly  
Opportunity Type
Benefits
Community
Skill
Hands On
Activities
Befriending & Buddying
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 (Coronavirus) we are offering a Telephone Befriending Service to all of our clients.  We will be keeping this under review over the coming weeks / months and will be taking both Public Health and Government advice to protect both our volunteers and clients and ensure that the most vulnerable are safe

 

We are looking for caring, friendly people to join our exciting Buddying and Befriending Scheme, which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire.

As a Volunteer Buddy you could be helping someone to gain the confidence to leave the house for the first time, or take part in an activity, join a group, or enjoy trips to the cinema, with the aim of making new friends and connecting with the community around them. This is a shorter-term role for volunteers, usually for around 3-6 months.

Our Volunteer Befrienders help create a supportive friendship with people who may not necessarily want to engage with groups or activities, but would like to spend time with another person, maybe just having a cup of tea and a chat, or going out for a walk or a coffee.

These opportunities would suit anyone who enjoys building relationships with other people, and who has a positive attitude to older people. The time commitment is flexible.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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