Compassionate Neighbour (CSVA)

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Compassionate Neighbour (CSVA)

Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people nearing the end of life through age or illness, or who are lonely or socially isolated.

People living with serious, long-term or terminal illness often struggle with loneliness and could do with extra support. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference.

They are a network of trained volunteers who are willing to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community.

We are currently looking for volunteers to cover those areas: Tadworth, Banstead, Richmond, East Sheen, Barnes, Chessington, Sunbury and Shepperton.

Time commitment

• Flexible around your schedule but ideally 1-2 hours a week

• You are encouraged to attend 4 Compassionate Neighbour development meetings per year

Tasks and activities

• Offer companionship, emotional support and a listening ear

• Provide practical support such as making a cup of tea or changing a light bulb

• Help people stay connected to their friends, family and the community Guide and assist people to access services that are likely to be of help to them.

• Provide a break for a carer

What will you gain from volunteering in this role?

• Make a difference to people in your local community

• Meet new people and make new friends

• Learn new skills

• Be part of a wide network of Compassionate Neighbours

• Join a growing social movement in your local community, empowering people to care for themselves and to remain independent for as long as possible.

What skills do I need?

Skills and personal qualities

• Have a genuine interest in other people and a desire to help

• To be a good listener and have good communication skills

• Have a non-judgmental attitude and a sensitive, empathic manner

• To be organised, reliable and honest

• Respect confidentiality at all times

Posted for
Princess Alice Hospice (CSVA)

Quick Enquiry


  • Health and Hospices


  • Befriending & Buddying


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/09/2020

End Date: 29/05/2021

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Availability Details

This volunteering role will be based in your local community and hours will be flexible

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