As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin.
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 Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.
Befrienders are matched with an older person in the community. They visit them on a regular basis to provide companionship, sometimes taking them out on short trips or accompanying them to a local activity.
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 Shropshire Telford & Wrekin's volunteer team
- Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding
What is expected of me?
Befriending volunteers are expected to visit their friend regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around two to three hours per week, over a long period of time. Volunteers will also need to attend a short training session and provide references. This role will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which we will organise for you.