As a Befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in Medway.
It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Did you know that there 1.4 million chronically lonely older people just in England alone? You can do something to help by becoming a befriender with Age UK Medway.
What do Befrienders do?
Befrienders get matched with an older person in the community. They visit 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 Medway'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.