Volunteering Opportunity: Befriending Service Volunteer (Markyate area) with Age UK Hertfordshire

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Can you spare an hour a week to enrich a person's life?
Our Volunteers provide friendship and a listening ear if you or someone you know would like some company.

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment

District: Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans

Location: Indoor

Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings, Weekend Half Days

Practical Considerations: Drivers preferred but not always essential as you may be able to walk, cycle or use public transport depending on where your client is located.

Requirements: Will require a criminal record check (DBS), Own vehicle or access to a vehicle, Driving licence

Requirements (additional): All volunteers must be over the age of 18 and are recruited subject to references and a clear enhanced DBS. Training will be provided

Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, University students, Older People

Suitable for volunteers interested in: Health and Wellbeing, Isolation & Loneliness, Mental Health, Voluntary & Community Action

Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: No

Full Description:
You will be carefully matched with an older person, providing friendship and sharing news, views and interests.
You will regularly visit somebody in their own home every week, perhaps for a cup of tea and a chat or you may choose to take them into their local town or garden centre.