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As a Befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in Warwickshire

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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 Coventry & Warwickshire.

Befrienders are 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'll get to be a part of Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find Befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Befriending volunteers provide companionship to an older person by visiting or calling on a regular basis, usually over an extended period of time. This normally involves a commitment of one or two hours per week, most often during the day. It helps if volunteers can be flexible in their availability.

As part of the application process, volunteers will be asked to provide two references and will need a DBS check. It is important that potential volunteers are available during normal working hours in the week to complete the initial application and induction process.

Once the application is complete, volunteers will be matched with a suitable client. This process can take a few weeks.

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