Volunteer befrienders' wanted for a couple of hours each week. The volunteer will visit the client in the community and either sit in with them and/or keep them company or take them out for a walk, coffee, to the shops, garden centre. It is a chance to meet wonderful people and make a difference to their lives. As well as keeping the client company the visit will allow their loved ones to take a well earned break. There is no hands on or personal care involved. Training and expenses will be provided.

Skills or experience required?:

The main criteria for this volunteer role is to be "a caring person", if you care about others and are a genuinely nice person then this volunteer role is for you. All we ask is that you are kind, personable and caring and have a genuine interest in other people. We have volunteers from all different kinds of background, health, social care, counselling, dentistry, law, teachers, care support work, beauty, receptionists.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Befriending & buddying
Type(s) of cause supported: Carers, Mental health, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Harrogate, Selby
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: preferably 2 hours
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: