Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Epping, UK

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    £10.20 - £20.00 per hour + mileage

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    Steve Vine

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    3 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Epping

£10.20 - £20.00 per hour, plus mileage

Full and part-time hours available between 16-40 hours per week


Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Betty*? Are you reliable and able to provide continuity of care to our clients? Have you considered Volunteer roles? Are you looking for a rewarding career?


There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part-time jobs available in the Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Theydon Bois, North Weald, Harlow, Nazeing, Epping and surrounding areas of Essex. No experience is required, and it is preferred that you have a full driving licence.


Betty* is 84 years old, she has lived on her own since her husband, Norman, died 7 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Betty had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat.  She stopped going out and even became afraid of the stairs in her own house.  She would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed.  Betty* is typical of someone you would support, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in.  You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also take her out and keep her independent doing the things she has always done.  This could include helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routines which may include assisting with personal care if required or reminding her to take her medication, as well as going shopping with her on a Friday or taking her to the hairdressers every Wednesday. The feeling of knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other.


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, so you have time to get to know them. They are rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, which is amazing.


Benefits & Hours:

  • Between 16-40 hours per week available. (Unfortunately, they cannot offer block school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work).
  • You would need some availability for either early mornings, lunch times, afternoons and every other weekend. 
  • 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.
  • Holiday pay;
  • Excellent training is provided.
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
  • This isn’t just a job; you will be gaining a friend too!


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 you could be part of that! 

** 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.

*Betty is an example of someone you would support.