Part-Time Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, jobs, Borough of Waverley/Godalming in Surrey. No Experience Needed – We offer Award Winning Training – however you do need to BE A CAR DRIVER with your own car.
Caring in your Community
If you live in communities of Godalming, Farncombe, Milford, Shere, Cranleigh, Frensham, Rowledge, Chiddingfold, Billingshurst, Petworth, Pulborough, Petworth, Storrington, and surrounding villages of Waverley/ Godalming area of Surrey we would love to welcome you to the team.
It is a pleasure knowing there are people like you that love nothing more than caring for others and brightening someone’s day. After all, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone smile and making their lives that bit easier, sometimes by doing the simplest of things.
Who will I support?
You will be carefully matched and introduced to the person you will be supporting, and you will share a great relationship together. Your visits will never be rushed, and they are never less than an hour, meaning you spend quality time with the person we match you with.
Because you get to know one another well, the care that you would provide is never awkward, just natural. Some people worry about personal care, but people also have the wrong idea what personal care means – if this is something you are unsure about, we can explain this to you once you apply.
As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, the Care & Support an individual requires varies greatly, after all everyone is unique! All our clients vary from being very independent to some that need much more care and support.
“I worked as a Teacher for many years, but as I reached retirement age, I still wanted to work in the community. I discovered this organisation four years ago – not soon enough! I love my job, its part-time, so I have plenty of time to spend with my Grandchildren. I have a small number of clients, who have become good friends. I cannot believe I get to do this as “a job”! My client visits vary, some are housebound, and I offer them support within their home, do a food shop for them, and keep the home tidy. One of my ladies likes me to run her a bath, help her get in and out and wash her hair. An element of personal care may be needed in some cases. One client just enjoys my company, and we have tea and cake and a good natter. I have a client, who I support with his journey living with dementia, we spend lots of time reminiscing and singing. I help keep him safe at home and prepare his meals.” Sue, Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion.
- £10.00 - £17.00 per hour per hour, plus mileage
- Award Winning Training
- Flexible, Part-Time Hours up to a Maximum of 16 hours per week
- Alternative Weekend working; however, this can only be a couple of hours
- A COVID-19 safe, aware, organisation, with access to the COVID-19 Vaccine & Weekly Testing.
- We welcome applications from all age groups (No upper Limit) and previous occupations.
A Message from the Team
To us, care is personal, that is why our office is a centre of excellence for Dementia Care. As a team we are all truly committed to making a difference and we want to lead the way locally in changing the way our older members of our community are looked after in their older years. When you join our team, you will instantly know what a special organisation we are. Everyone in our team feels valued and supported.Throughout your journey with us and we can offer you not just a job but a truly rewarding vocation! There is care… but then there is the way we deliver care.