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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.

Sign up to volunteer now

 

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