Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Swanley
£9.00 - £20.00 per hour (bank holidays)
Part-time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding role in your local community? Could you make a difference to the life of an older person? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? Could you support someone like *June?
There is no upper age limit for applications so becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
We have hours available in the Swanley, Orpington, Shoreham, West Kingsdown, Borough Green, Halstead, Knockholt, Sidcup, New Ash Green, Petts Wood, Meopham, South Darenth, Eynsford, Farningham, Longfield, Sevenoaks, Dartford and surrounding areas of Kent.
“My name is *June and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband Terry passed away. My daughter Sue and 3 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 care companions who make such a difference to my life. One is called Bethany and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She will help to get me up in a morning, help me to get washed and dressed, assist with any personal care, and make me some breakfast and a cup of tea. It’s lovely to see a friendly face first thing in the morning.
“Some days Bethany will come back to see me at lunch time, she 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. Other days Bethany will take me out to do my shopping at the supermarket, or to get my hair done or to my local dance class on a Saturday, I love to dance and enjoy it so much. She may also come back later in the day to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Bethany and the rest of my team, they are like angels in my eyes, 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:
- Mileage allowance;
- Pension scheme;
- Same regular clients and you will be carefully matched to clients based on mutual interests and hobbies to help build bonds;
- If you have availability for a mixture of early mornings, afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends, then this position is ideal for you (we are unable to offer just school hours due to the nature of the role);
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Excellent training is provided and support towards further qualifications;
- The biggest benefit of all is doing something rewarding and making a difference every day, a feeling like no other.
Come and join the best!
You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship/non-medical 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 that focus on companionship and helping older people remain independent at home.
So, if you have a big heart, a passion for helping people, building friendships and giving something back to your local community, then this could be perfect for you and we would love to hear from you.
** 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.
* June is just an example of someone you will support.