Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Widemouth Bay, Bude, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour + mileage allowance

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    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Widemouth, Cornwall

£10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

Full and part-time hours available

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Judith*? Your role would be helping them to stay independent in their own home as well continuing to do all the activities they love. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.

We have jobs available in the Widemouth, Bude, Tavistock, Torpoint, Saltash, St. Mellion, Liskeard, Davidstow, Callington, Holsworthy, Tideford, Lydford, Princetown, Yelverton, Buckland Monachorum, Launceston, Gunnislake, Peter Tavy and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

My name is *Judith and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband, Harry, 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. 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 to go my weekly Bingo game with my friends. 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 family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them.”

Please note there may be elements of personal care involved in this role.

Benefits & Hours:

  • Full and part time hours available;
  • No experience is required as excellent training is provided;
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Staff discount schemes and counselling service;
  • Continuous training and support, with ongoing career progression opportunities;
  • Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

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 to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. You will be part of an organisation who make a difference every day, this is a feeling like no other.

If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created. They have ambitious plans for the future, and you could be part of that! 

*Judith is just an example of someone you will support

** 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.