Befriender – all areas Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

We are looking for more Befriending volunteers in all areas of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin and currently have over 100 people waiting for a Befriender.

Volunteers visit older people in their own home on a regular basis for a cuppa and a chat and sometimes a short outing such as a walk.

Volunteers should have good weekday availability, be reliable, responsible, good at conversation and empathetic towards our client group, provide information about other Age UK STW services and let us know of any other assistance the older person may require. A DBS check is required for this role.

What skills do I need?

A friendly disposition, kind, understanding, empathetic, reliable and trustworthy.

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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin

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  • Older People


  • Befriending/Support


  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ex-offenders Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 23/04/2024

End Date: 22/04/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

As soon as possible


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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