Tameside b:friend telephone befriender

B:friend are looking for volunteers to befriend socially isolated older people in Tameside. We are a small charity on a mission to end loneliness, and we need you! We match Older Neighbours in need of more company with volunters who want to make a new friend. . For 3.6 million people aged over 65, the television is their main source of company. As the only person your neighbour may see or speak to for days at a time, your time and friendship will mean so much.
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:

As a volunteer you pledge to call your Older Neighbour twice a week to check in and lend a friendly ear, and when the pandemic comes to an end you will spend an hour a week visiting with a cuppa and a biscuit or two in the Older Neighbour’s home. We ask that you can commit to volunteering for at least 6 months.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Friendly, chatty

Areas of Interest: Community, Health and wellbeing, Older people, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Home, Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

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