The Befriending Service provides personalised one to one companionship for people with dementia, either in their own home or during outings and activities in the community.
You would be joining a growing movement of local people who are actively helping to combat social isolation for people affected by dementia. This is a volunteering opportunity which will fit flexibly with your existing responsibilities, but which requires commitment to undertake training and engage in regular supervision. If you are interested in making a real difference as a volunteer befriender, please get in touch.
You will not be asked or expected to provide personal care; the role is one of companionship only.
Befriending takes place Mondays to Fridays, between 9am and 5pm, so that support is available to you as the volunteer.
Please note that this role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and volunteers need to be aged 18 or over.
In order to provide the person with dementia with stability and to allow time for trusting relationships to be developed, we ask that you are able to commit for at least 6 months.
2-3 hours once a week or fortnight.
To apply for this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org