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Opportunity Description

As people become older and frailer it can become increasingly difficult for them to access social activities outside their own home. Befrienders make a huge difference to the quality of life of the older people they visit and it can be fun.
Volunteers provide a befriending service by visiting older people in their homes for one to two hours per week. This is a social visit to provide a good listening ear, promote and support a degree of independence and join in any hobbies the older person may have.
Volunteers will meet new people and encounter a whole range of different experiences. Older people are a font of knowledge and their stories and memories are priceless; there will be lots of shared laughter.
 

 
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Requirements

Volunteers are needed all over Telford and Wrekin and Shifnal. We are looking for volunteers who can make a regular commitment to visits, has a caring and friendly nature and enjoys chatting and can start a conversation. The time of visit is according to a volunteer’s availability. Volunteers must be aged 18 years and over and will be asked to complete an application form and provide two references. A Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be required and we will complete the paperwork for you. Training will be provided and the role will be supported by Age UK staff. Agreed expenses will be paid.

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Volunteers are required Monday-Sunday 9am to 5pm

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  • Age UK, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
    Telford

    TF3 4HS

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