As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside.
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 North Tyneside.
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 North Tyneside's volunteer team
- Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding
What is expected of me?
Befriending volunteers visit their befriendee for an hour per week, for a cuppa and a chat, over a long period of time. Volunteers will attend a regular training sessions and references are required.
You can sign up to volunteer now or, telephone our Befriending Coordinator Beverley Swan on 0191 2877013 to find out more.