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Befriending volunteer

As a Community Research Volunteer, you can help older people by interviewing them and collecting data on a specific health topic.

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What is the role?

This is a befriending role with specific questions to ask. We conduct research for the Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group once a quarter and interview older people about a health topic. Questions are supplied and those being interviewed have given their permission to be contacted. The sessions take a minimum of an hour and need to take place between 9 and 5 on weekdays. In addition we are also looking for people who would be interested in collecting and collating data.

What you will get out of it

  • It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
  • You'll be giving something to your community
  • You get to be part of Age UK Brighton & Hove's volunteer team
  • Training from Age UK Brighton & Hove

What qualities do I need to have?

  • Good listener
  • Happy to allow people to talk
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Sensitive, patient and reliable
  • Computer literate is ideal, but not essential
  • Happy to work within a time frame (there will be breaks in-between projects)
  • Able to travel to meet people
  • Happy to visit people in their homes