Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Taunton, UK

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    £9.00 - £12.00 per hour (double rates at bank holidays) plus mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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    11 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Taunton & Wellington

£9.00- £12.00 per hour (double rates at bank holidays) plus mileage allowance

Flexible part time hours, or guaranteed hours contracts 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 Doreen*? Have you ever considered a role in the care sector? Are you a student seeking work for the holidays, weekends and/or evenings? Why not take this opportunity to gain experience whilst making a difference?

We have part-time jobs available in the Taunton & Wellington areas No experience is needed however, you would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle as we often take clients out on social trips i.e. to a garden centre or cafe.

Doreen* is 75 years old and a retired music teacher and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Doreen started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might repeat a lot of things she has already said, and she wouldn’t be able to concentrate on her books like he used to. Daily routines have become harder for Doreen* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, and some aspects of light personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from his past, or you might help her with some shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.

Come and join the best!

You would be joining a family run, award-winning service who focus on companionship led care. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within the local community. In fact we are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission! This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits and we always visit the same clients so that we build trusting relationships. The focus is on being a companionship.

Benefits & Hours

  • We have various hours and contracts available to suit you, you would need to have some availability every other weekend too as this is a busy time for our clients;
  • We are a family run service with a large amount of support always available;
  • Excellent training is provided;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a team rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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 not only rewarding, but you will be gaining a friend too. So please click apply.


** 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.

*Doreen is just a typical example of someone you would support.