As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
Durig the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to volunteer with us, we do require that you have a recent DBS check (either from a previous volunteer role or employment)
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 Hull.
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 Hull's volunteer team
- Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding
What we would hope from our volunteers
We would hope that as a Befriender, you would call or visit your 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.