Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Guildford
£9.80 - £12.00 per hour (double time on bank holidays) + paid mileage
Full and part-time hours
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like June*? 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 hours available in the Guildford, Woking, Ripley, East & West Horsley, East & West Clandon, Burpham, Knaphill, Worplesdon, Mayford, Byfleet, Pirbright, Pyrford, Woodham and surrounding areas of Surrey. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *June and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband Brian 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 small team of carers. One is called Emma and she comes to see me 5 times a week. Sometimes 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, but it is so nice having someone to talk to. Some days Emma 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 do my shopping or for a bit of fresh air and a walk around Stoke Park. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Emma and the rest of my team, they are like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them.”
Benefits & Hours:
- Minimum 14 hours per week including alternate weekends or if solely weekend hours required then 8 hours per week;
- Block visits available from 8am-12pm / 12pm-5pm/ 5pm-10pm weekdays /weekends;
- Paid mileage;
- Benefits, pension and access to a discount portal;
- Accrued Holidays
- Refer-a-friend scheme
- Excellent award-winning training and support is provided towards accredited qualifications so you can further your talents;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person’s face and being part of a wonderful team.
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 that focus on companionship and helping older people remain independent in the place they love most, their home. You will be carefully matched to clients based on hobbies and interests and the feeling of helping someone in your local community is like no other.
If you have a big heart and a desire to help someone, and 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.
*June is just an example of someone you will support