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Daventry Befriender Volunteer

Key Information

When

Start date to suit volunteer

Where

NN11
Daventry
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The Befriender role is at the heart of the RAF Association’s objectives in delivering welfare support to members of the RAF family requiring it. The aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness and to ensure that anyone in the RAF family who needs us feels part of the community.

Befrienders provide social visits to clients' homes, offering friendship and alleviating loneliness and giving time to listen to people and to encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks for the beneficiary or by helping facilitate their involvement in community groups and activities to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family.

The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, it could simply involve a cup of tea and a chat or it could be to accompany them to their first meeting of an interest group in their community

What's Involved

Training required

Comprehensive face-to-face training is provided for this role and volunteers will be given the resources and knowledge required to carry out the role successfully.

Time commitment

Flexible hours. Posssible commitment of two or three hours a month.

Skills and attributes required

Volunteers need to be good listeners, patient and helpful, with an ability to proactively undertake research about their local area to aid others.

Please see role profile for further details.