Greenwich Befriending - Home Visiting and Telephone Befrienders needed
Age UK Bromley and Greenwich
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Befrienders and clients enjoy a chat and perhaps a cup of tea whilst playing scrabble or doing something else of interest together – once a week, Weekdays and weekends.
Befrienders can also accompany clients on short walks out together to increase confidence and social wellbeing. Complete a record of visits and be a good communicator.
Telephone Befriending is available as well
Practical Work & DIY,Support Work,Administration,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring,Community Work,General & Helping
Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Evaluating & Reviewing,Good IT Skills,Managing People,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing
Excellent communication - talking and listening skills
Warm and friendly personality
An interest in older people
Able to get out and about
A Greenwich Befriender's comments" Being a volunteer with Age UK is a very rewarding experience. Once you are matched with a person and start chatting with them, you develop a bond. It feels so meaningful to have a chat and cheer someone up. I feel like I’m getting just as much as I am giving, if not more.
Developing positive client and volunteer relationships
Excellent communication and listening skills
Giving back to the local community, having fun and helping to make a difference
Involved in a wider volunteer team.
Awareness of Age UK Bromley and Greenwich services and projects
Opportunities available across Greenwich
SE3, SE7, SE9, SE10, SE18, SE28
As above at various locations above
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 315 1883