Become A Befriender

What’s a Befriender’s role?

Area of service: Surrey Heath
Hours:  An expectation of one visit of approximately one hour per week. Flexible day and time.

Purpose of the role:

  • To befriend an older adult, to improve their emotional health and wellbeing and promote their independence
  • To make life more fulfilling for people who may be socially isolated
  • To cultivate new friendships in our community

Main tasks:

  • Visit a person referred to the service on a regular basis at a time agreed with that person
  • Talking and listening
  • Inform the Befriending Coordinator of any changes, worries or concerns
  • Complete a Monthly Befriending Report and submit it to your Befriending Coordinator

Befriending Qualities:

  • A good listener and a clear communicator
  • Patient and reliable
  • Understanding
  • Discrete and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to respect others’ differences and choices

What will you get out of it?

  • Join an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference, just like you
  • Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people affected by loneliness in your community
  • Receive a one-to-one induction and individual/group support sessions
  • Receive agreed out-of-pocket expenses within our guidelines

Got Questions?

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Apply to become a Befriender today!

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