Befriender

We are looking for caring and chatty people who can provide 1:1 befriending for lonley and isolated people. As Covid restrictions are lifted we are needing volunteers to visit isolated people to help them re-engage and rebuild their confidence. Many people have had limited contact with others and this has severely affected their social and emotional wellbeing but by carrying out weekly visits to a person you will  provide much needed companionship and help to lift their spirits. 

Full training and support will be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Just one hour a week can make the world of difference to a lonely person.



Skills

Caring nature, postive disposition, patient, understanding, empathic and ability to maintain boundaries. 


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • 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: 28/04/2021

End Date: 28/04/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Befriending visits are usually conducted during normal working hours 9am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Each visit usually takes up to 1 hour. You can befriend one or more person depending on your availability.


Location

23 Temple Row, Keighley
BD21 2AH


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