Role: Befriending Volunteer
Reports to: Social Team
We are looking for people to join our team of volunteer Befrienders to work alongside the Social and Personal Health Budget Team.
Befriending Volunteers help deliver our Support at Home services, supporting patients at risk of social isolation or loneliness.
You will need good listening and communication skills, as well as the ability to build supportive and compassionate relationships with patients and their families at a time when they need it most.
The service offers three types of Befriending led by patient choice and their communication/mobility preferences. These include:
Face-to-face Befriending – in the home, at either of our hospice sites, or a community venue.
Group Befriending – at either of our hospice sites or a community venue.
Telephone Befriending – over the telephone for remote/rural patients or those with limited mobility/transport.
If you are a warm and friendly person who enjoys meeting new people and creating meaningful relationships we want to hear from you!
Operating Hours – Our service operates Monday to Friday, during normal office hours and we are unfortunately unable to offer evenings and weekends. So if you are free for a few hours a week, please do get in touch.