Age UK Reading is always looking for warm, empathetic people to work with us as volunteer befrienders. Full training is given to all of our befriending volunteers.
We are currently looking for both befrienders to visit older people in their own homes and also an additional volunteer to make befriending telephone calls from our offices in West Reading.
If you feel that you can give some time to be a volunteer befriender, whether home visiting or telephone, please download a Role Profile and application form from the links below.
All of our volunteers are interviewed and references are obtained as part of our recruitment process. Please don't let this put you off! We are very friendly. In the event of a successful application, all befriending volunteers are subject to a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service to the enhanced level. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with Age UK Reading.
Here is a short film on the huge difference a Befriending visit can make to a persons situation.