Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Petworth
£10.00 - £17.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Full & part time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference? Could you make a difference to the life of someone like Catherine*? Do you have a passion for helping others? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have full and part-time jobs available throughout Petworth, Godalming, Farncombe, Milford, Bramley, Wonersh, Albury, Shere, Gomshall, Cranleigh, Alfold, Churt, Frensham, Rowledge, Wrecclesham, Witley, Hambledon, Chiddingfold, Haslemere, Northchapel, Billingshurst, Pulborough and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
“My name is *Catherine and I live in my own home with all my memories. Since my husband Frank passed away, I am very lonely. My only daughter now lives in Australia with my grandson and I don’t see them as much as I would like to. 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 Alice and she comes to see me 5 times a week. Sometimes she helps to get me up in the morning, she helps with my personal care like bathing, washing and getting dressed, she also 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 Alice 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. Yesterday she took me to Winkworth Arboretum for a walk, it was a lovely day. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Alice 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.”
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 mostly private client base, but the focus being on consistent relationships.
Benefits & Hours
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you.
- Paid Holidays
- Pension scheme
- Excellent in-house training and support is provided;
- Opportunities for career progression;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this job opportunity, we want to hear from you. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion to an older adult is a very rewarding role, so please click apply.
*Catherine is just a typical example of someone you would 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.