Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Stockport, UK

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    £10.00 per hour, plus double rate on Bank Holidays + mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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    7 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Stockport & Tameside

£10.00 per hour, plus double rate on Bank Holidays + mileage allowance

Flexible part-time and full-time hours


Are you looking for a new and rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Stanley*? 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 and full-time hours available in the Stockport and Tameside areas. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, you will need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle due to the nature of the role.

“Stanley* is 87 years old and a retired doctor and has always been independent whilst living in his own home. Last year Stanley started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. he would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, he might repeat a lot of things he has already said, and he wouldn’t be able to concentrate on his books like he used to. Daily routines have become harder for Stanley* and so has getting out and about doing the things he enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help him with his morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take him to his local singing group, music really helps him remember special memories from his past, or you might help him with his shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping him continue to be himself and do the things he loves and remain in his own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.

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 a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Imagine having Dementia but still being able to go to your dancing class on a Saturday, still being able to pick up your pension, still going into town on a Wednesday for a cuppa! You would be helping make these things happen every day!

Benefits & Hours

  • Double time on bank holidays.
  • Opportunities for career progression and support towards further accredited qualifications.
  • Hours that will fit into your life - If you have availability early mornings, or lunchtimes, or afternoons or evenings and alternate weekends, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Employee assistance programme
  • The biggest benefit of all is doing a rewarding job and making a difference every day.
  • Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

Do you have a big heart? If 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 people of a caring compassionate nature who may seek Volunteer type jobs.

*Stanley is just an example of someone you will support