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Reach befriending volunteer

As a Reach befriender you could provide telephone companionship for a lonely older person of the LGBT+ community in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin.

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What do Reach befrienders do?

It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Reach is a project aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation amongst older members of the LGBT+ community. You can do something to help by becoming a Reach befriender with Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

Reach befrienders are matched with an older person in the community. They telephone them on a regular basis to provide companionship and support, so an awareness of the diverse issues that face the LGBT+ community is necessary.

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?

Reach befriending volunteers are expected to telephone their friend regularly. Volunteers will also need to undertake a short training session and provide references.

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