Befriending

What You'll Do: 

Main activities/tasks:

  • Visit an older person in their home once a week for up to 2h
  • Spend time getting to know them and to understand what things they may like to do at home (e.g. chess, knitting, reading)
  • Offer healthy and fun conversation and encourage them to talk
  • Give support to enable them to get out in the community and encourage participation in activities.
  • Promote healthy living and wellbeing.
  • Accompany on hospital visits or to the GP. Go for a walk, or shopping
  • Support older person to find information as requested.
  • Make monthly reports on visits carried out

 

What You'll Learn: 
  • Acquiring new skills e.g. working with people suffering from dementia or alzheimer’s.
  • understanding the needs of older people and advocating on their behalf
  • improving self confidence
  • meeting new people
  • helping to make a difference in the community and the life of an older person
  • reporting and admin skills
  • experience and understanding of the working environment of a local charity
Summary
Volunteering
Befriender
Older People
London
United Kingdom
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Interpersonal / Confidence
Languages you should know: 
Elementary
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
Requirements: 
Over 21 years old
These documents must be completed: 

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