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Befriending volunteer

 As a Visiting Volunteer you could provide company for a lonely older person in Southampton.

What do Visiting Volunteers 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 Visiting Volunteer with Age UK Southampton.

Visiting Volunteers 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 Southampton's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Visiting Volunteers are expected to call or visit their older person 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 and enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Sign up to volunteer now