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The purpose of this role is to offer support and friendship, through positive one-to-one relationships, to the cared for in their own homes.  The aim of the Time Out volunteer role is to enable carers to have a short break whilst the cared for benefits from social interaction.  We also hope to motivate carers and the cared for to access social activities and services in their community. 

Location and duration:

At the cared for’s home. Address to be given when Age UK staff introduce volunteer to their service user.  Minimum volunteering required is 3 hours per week.

This role involves:

  • Call in and visit the cared for in their own home
  • Provide company and conversation
  • Accompany clients on short walks, outings or activity groups.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Planning/Organising
  • Communication Skills

The following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity are:
Essential: Enthusiasm, reliability, flexibility, outgoing personality, good listening skills.
Desirable: Previous experience working with people with disabilities or long term health conditions

*A DBS check will be required for this post.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Marie Kerr 07834 181190 or email marie.kerr@ageukteesside.org.uk