The suggested commitment is 1 to 2 hrs per week, however, wherever possible, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly but regular commitment is appreciated.
Our residents very much enjoy having people in to chat to them about current affairs, local issues or any mutual interest, read to them, or play a game with them.
No special experience is required for this role but we would ask that you have a friendly personality, good listening skills, be patient in nature and appreciative of confidentiality. Volunteers will be required to provide two references, a satisfactory DBS check and undertake some induction training.
To build rewarding friendships
To potentially accompany residents and staff on outings