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Befriending Volunteer

Do you have an affinity with older people?

As a befriender for Age UK, you will be playing an important part in the lives of those whom you visit. Friendship and practical help can prevent feelings of isolation for those who are housebound can make all the difference to the client being able and willing to maintain independence and dignity. In return you will meet new people and derive satisfaction from regular weekly visits to provide companionship and social interaction.
In terms of time commitment the opportunity is available each day according to users needs, most requests are for visits to take place during the daytime rather than the evenings.

We welcome volunteers who can speak other languages: Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic & Farsi and Bengali

About Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Independence, dignity and choice are the fundamental rights of all people. Age UK help older people in the borough to maintain and enhance these rights by providing a variety of specific services.Social visits from a volunteer, help with practical assistance in the home or garden, or escorting outside the home are staple services, but there is always a variety of other projects and services underway.Age UK Kensington & Chelsea are a highly respected organization and have won various awards for their work.

Times you can volunteer

Monday: Mornings, Afternoons

Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons

Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons

Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons

Friday: Mornings, Afternoons


Skills

Listening
Talking to others