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Volunteer Befriender (Belfast)



Distance and Location
34 Shaftesbury Square Belfast BT2 7DB    Distance: 0 miles
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About the Opportunity
**Sorry, this opportunity is currently closed**

Volunteer Now’s Befriending Scheme supports people aged 60+ who are socially isolated and/or lonely, living in their own homes and cannot get out and about, attend activities or see friends and family like they used to. This is usually due to age related health conditions e.g. poor mobility, sight loss, hearing loss, early stages of dementia etc. The scheme is funded by the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and referrals to the service are received from Social Workers.

Volunteers are matched with a service user and usually visits once a week for 1 to 2 hours to provide company and hopefully week on week build a friendship that the older person enjoys and looks forward to. Helping to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Volunteers are needed for 1 to 2 hours each week and should be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months allowing for the relationship to develop and truly make a difference. Volunteers should be of a friendly disposition and find making conversation easy. Volunteers also need to be aware of boundaries and respecting diversity and confidentiality.

Min Hours Per week
2

Skills and Experience
Caring

Expense Detail
Yes

Volunteer Activity
Befriending,
Care / Support,
Older People

Restrictions
Age 18+. Subject to Access NI check.


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