Befriender

Volunteers are required to befriend an elderly person. Volunteers are required to befriend an older person once a week, chat with the elderly people about thier lives, families, hobbies or anything at all. Volunteers are required to walk round the garden with elderly person, visit the allotment and the greenhouse, see the rabbits and stroke Mojo the cat.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

People skills, friendly and approachable attitude. Willing to socialise with older people. To enjoy spending time with an older person. To have patience and a caring manner.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

To have patience and a caring manner.

Areas of Interest: Older people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Avonleigh Gardens
Organisation Profile: MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 16,000 older people throughout Britain. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern. Founded by members of the Methodist Church back in 1943, today we support:- 5,000 older people living in our care homes, many receiving specialist dementia or nursing care 2,000 older people living independently in purpose-built apartments, with access to social and leisure facilities and flexible care should they need it 9,000 older people living independently in their own homes with the support of our Live at Home schemes across the UK. We rely on the commitment and dedication of 7,000 staff and 4,000 volunteers who share our values. Together we aim to provide more quality housing, care and support services to meet the needs of more older people across the country.