Role summary

Role

Volunteer / Befriender - Bucklesham Grange

Location

Ipswich

Name of home

Bucklesham Grange Care Home

Number of hours

Various

Contract type

Volunteer

Salary

Volunteer

Contact details

Kirsty Thomas

Job details

Volunteer Befriender

Volunteer befriending is the most popular activity undertaken by our volunteers and this is due to the flexibility and satisfaction the role gives.

Our volunteer befrienders offer a range of help including visitingour residents for a coffee and a chat, reading the newspaper or a gripping novel, or provide guidance on how to  usea computer.

As a volunteer befriender you'll be matched with a resident in our care home and you can fit visiting around your other commitments and responsibilities.

We offer a package of training and development to all our volunteers to equip them with the basic skills and knowledge for working with older people, such as Dementia Awareness.

Visiting can be a source of great personal satisfaction, plus provides enjoyment and fun for the volunteer as well as the person being visited. Many of the older people we support have life experiences and histories that can fascinate and enthral making an hour or two can fly by.

You'll see the results first hand - in welcoming smiles, laughter and gratitude.

How to get involved:

If you would like to get involved and become a volunteer in our home, we would love to hear from you. Please click the apply button below.

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