End of Life Befriender

The End of Life (EoL) Befriending Project is funded by Bradford and District CCG and delivered across Bradford City by three community anchors: Girlington Community Centre, Trident and the Thornbury Centre supported by Bradford VCS Alliance. 

As part of the initiative we are looking to recruit EoL befrienders to work with patients on a one to one basis, via telephone initially to comply with current Covid-19 restrictions, but will move to face to face in the future.

We are looking for EoL befrienders (18+) who are positive, reliable, good listeners, approachable and non-judgemental.

Some of the duties include: -

• Get to know the client and let the client get to know them • Listen to the client and discuss what is worrying them • Value their opinions and beliefs • Encourage them to achieve things that are important to them before their death • Talk about relevant experiences/problems they have overcome (if appropriate) • Encourage clients and perhaps their family/ carers to talk and think about and plan for key tasks • Signpost and link people to relevant support

You will receive training and support whilst undertaking the role. 


The skills required for the role are as follows:-

- Be honest and trustworthy - Be caring and empathetic - Be a good listener - Have good communication skills - Respect confidentiality - Be reliable - Non-judgemental - Be available to attend training and supervision - Be able to give a minimum of 3 months commitment to the befriendee


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    DBS will be required
  • Ongoing support
    Will receive support from Co-ordinator
  • Training provided
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 19/02/2021

End Date: 31/03/2022

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

- Must be 18+ - Require a DBS check - Will require references - Own computer or secure access to one


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