Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Ashgate
£9.40 - £18.80 per hour + mileage allowance
Part-time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Sadie*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have part-time roles available in the Ashgate, Dronfield,Brampton, Brimington, Calow, Coal Aston and surrounding areas of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. You would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Sadie and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband Jack passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful carer called Patricia and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She helps to get me up in the morning, washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.
We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Patricia comes back to see me at lunch time, reminds me to take my medication and makes me a healthy meal. Whilst I am eating my lunch, she is very kind and does a little housework. She sometimes takes me out to Hardwick Hall and Gardens to meet my friends for a cup of tea and a chat. I love going around the gardens they are so beautiful and cheer me up! Yesterday we went to The Revolution House, it’s a small museum but packed with history, as I walked into the house, I was able to imagine the house in times gone by. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Patricia, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”
Come and join the best!
You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits, but the focus being on companionship.
Benefits & Hours
- Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships.
- 20p per mile (after the first 10 miles) between clients and 45p per mile with client in your car mileage allowance.
- Excellent training is provided.
- Continuous support including our very own learning and development program.
- We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression.
Do you have a big heart? The feeling of helping an older adult in your local community is truly wonderful and like no other. If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.
** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type jobs.
*Sadie is just an example of someone you will support