Volunteer Befriender

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS ROLE IS FOR TAMESIDE AND GLOSSOP RESIDENTS ONLY - The volunteer Befrienders role is to assist those patients who do not get a regular visitor – maybe their family live away and can only visit at the weekend or the patients has dementia and does not remember that their family only left 15 minutes ago. It is important that we can all help to keep our patients stimulated and by chatting to them we can help them to feel valued and cared for. It maybe that you can also help to keep the patients stimulated by undertaking social activities with them - this could be by playing board games or cards or reading to the patients etc to help to prevent boredom.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

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

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

To visit hospital patients who do not get a regular visitor and chat to them to help them pass the time and also make them feel valued

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Patience, the ability to talk to anyone and a good sense of humour

Areas of Interest: Medicine, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Organisation Profile: There are many different voluntary opportunities throughout the hospital.