Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Brentwood, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00 weekdays, £11.50 per hour weekends + mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Brentwood

£10.00 weekdays, £11.50 per hour weekends + mileage allowance

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 Edith*? 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 part-time jobs available in Brentwood, Billericay, Upminster and surrounding areas of Essex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. Having a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable due to the nature of the role.


My name is *Edith and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband Robert passed away. My daughter and grandchildren live in New Zealand, so sometimes I can get very lonely and I can’t always do the things that used to be so simple. I have a wonderful small team of carers. One is called Vanessa and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She will help to get up in a morning, washed and dressed and make me some breakfast and a cup of tea. It’s lovely to see a friendly face first thing in the morning to start the day off well.

Some days Vanessa will come back to see me at lunch time, reminds me to take my medication and make me a healthy meal. Whilst I am eating my lunch, she is very kind and does a little housework. Other days Vanessa will take me out to do my shopping at the supermarket, some days she takes me out for a walk to Hanningfield Reservoir to get a spot of fresh air or to Calcotts Hall Farm Shop & Café to meet my friends for a cuppa and a catch-up. She may also come back later in the day to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Vanessa 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 and they really brighten up my day.”

Benefits & Hours:

  • Double time on bank holidays.
  • Minimum of between 8-20 hours including alternate weekends.
  • Working hours include, mornings between 08:00-14:00 (occasionally earlier starts may be required), and evening 16:45 until 21:30.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
  • 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, 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.

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.