Become a volunteer befriender. You could provide company for a lonely older person in Buckinghamshire.
Befriending volunteers make a huge difference by visiting regularly to provide companionship and helping alleviate loneliness in the local community.
What do befrienders do?
It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Did you know that 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely? You can do something to help by becoming a befriender with Age UK Buckinghamshire.
Befrienders get matched with an older person in the community. They visit them or call them on a regular basis to provide companionship.
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 Buckinghamshire's volunteer team
- Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding
What is expected of me?
Befriending volunteers are expected to call or visit their friend regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around 30 minutes to an hour per week, over a long period of time. Volunteers will also need to attend a short training session and provide references.
Contact us today or fill out the form below and our Volunteer Co-ordinator Leah will get back to you.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 01296 431 911
Apply - Word version
Age UK Bucks - Volunteer Application Form.docx
Pdf version (right click save as to your computer)
Age UK Bucks - Volunteer Application Form.pdf
Benefits of becoming a BOOST volunteer
- Join an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference
- Have a rewarding experience, making a difference to vulnerable older people
- Receive an induction and ongoing training in individual and group volunteer support sessions
- Use and develop your communication and people skills.