Befriender for Older People (EP)

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A wonderful opportunity to make a difference to the life of an older person in the local community. If you can spare an hour or two a week this is a flexible opportunity to visit for a coffee and chat or to take the older person out for a walk, pub lunch or shopping.

A weekly visit can break up a very long day alone.

We currently have a waiting list of people who would like someone to visit.  

What skills do I need?

We are looking for a good communicator, reliable, trustworthy, patient and sensitive with an interest in older people and empathy with their needs and understand the importance of confidentiality.



Posted for
Age Concern Epsom & Ewell (CSVA)

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Interests

  • Disability
  • Older People

Activities

  • Befriending & Buddying

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18 or over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Within Epsom & Ewell
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

We ask a commitment of at least 6 months, visiting regularly (preferably once a week, apart from holidays etc) so that a relationship can develop.

Location

The Old Town Hall
The Parade
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5AG

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