One to One Befriender


Summary

Do you have a little time to spare each week to become a Volunteer Befriender?

We are currently looking for friendly people to support our residents in and around the local community.

Location

Bradbury House | County Durham

Time commitment

2-3 hours per week/ one afternoon a week (flexible)

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Andrew, a day centre user, with Ross, a volunteer

Role description

As a Befriender you can support our residents by support g with social activities, going to community events, to the local cinema, drowse around the charity shops or just having a cuppa and a chat.

  • To provide friendship and support to a resident/s
  • To assist resident to develop further social contacts including links with the local community e.g. joining clubs, attending education classes or community events
  • To support a resident to go shopping
  • To escort a resident to go for a coffee in one of the local cafes

Opportunity highlights

  • Full training
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses

The chance to make a difference and give back to the community.