Volunteer Befriender – Northumberland Befriending Service

Suzanne Johnstone

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Alzheimer's Society Published: 31st March 2016
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Description

The Northumberland Befriending Service needs more volunteers to join our popular and rapidly growing service.  Our aim is to provide personalized companionship for people living with dementia by connecting them with a trained volunteer.  As well as the companionship of the visit our volunteers support people to carry on doing the things that they have always enjoyed doing, for example going shopping; walking the dog; visiting a garden centre; doing a particular hobby or interest or simply just having a chat and reminiscing over a cup of tea.

Volunteering in this role will mean that you will be in a one-to-one situation with our service users, so a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed by the Society.

Our Service supports people in South East Northumberland and we are now expanding to cover the Tyne Valley from Hexham to Wylam.  If you live in this area and are interested in helping out we would love to hear from you!

We will provide full training before you start and you will have the full support of the befriending team to help you to carry out your role.

How much time do you expect me to commit?

An hour or two per week on a regular basis.  Some extra time will be required for training, supervision and information sharing.

To get further information about this opportunity and an application pack contact Suzanne Johnstone, Volunteering Officer, Northumberland Befriending Service by phone on 01670 813255 or by email suzanne.johnstone@alzheimers.org.uk

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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