Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    St Austell, Saint Austell, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50-£10.50 per hour + mileage allowance + paid travel allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, St Austell, Cornwall

£9.50-£10.50 per hour + mileage allowance + paid travel allowance

15-30 hours per week 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 Edna*? As their Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, your role would be helping them to stay independent in their own home as well continuing to do all the activities they love.

We have jobs available in the St Austell, Par, Tywardreath, Fowey, Carlyon Bay, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge, Charlestown, Bodmin, Padstow and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Edna* is 87 years old and a retired receptionist and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Edna 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 she used to. Daily routines have become harder for Edna* and so has getting out in the community and doing the things she loves such as going for a walk arounds Pinetum Gardens. That is where you come in. You may help Edna with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, and this may include help with washing/showering and getting dressed. You might help her with her shopping, keeping her home tidy 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.

Benefits & Hours:

  • No experience is required as excellent training is provided;
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or some availability at weekends, then this position is ideal for you;
  • 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. The owners opened the service based on their own experiences in the care sector, so they understand how to provide the best possible support to make a difference to the lives of older people in the local community. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits with the focus being on companionship.

If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion , then we would love to hear from you. They make a big difference every day to older people in the community and 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.

*Edna is just an example of someone you will support