Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Hedge End, Hampshire
£9.25 to £12.00 plus double rates on bank holidays
Part-time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Elizabeth*? 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 roles available in the Hedge End, Bishop's Waltham, Liphook, Liss, Four Marks, Alton, Petersfield, Bentworth, Froyle, Selborne, Bordon, Headley, Grayshott, Hindhead, Fernhurst, Midhurst, Meon Valley, South & East Harting, Corhampton, Botley and surrounding areas of East Hampshire. You would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Elizabeth and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband Philip passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful lady called Diana and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She helps to get me up in the morning, washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.
We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Diana comes back to see me at lunch time, 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. She sometimes takes me out for a spot of fresh air, or to my appointments or to my weekly bridge game with my friends. She prevents me from feeling isolated and her support means I can keep doing the things I love. Every day is different. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Diana, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”
There will be some light personal care which may include brushing someone's hair or putting cream on their legs during most visits.
Come and join the best!
Come and join 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. The things they do every day make a difference, and you could share that
Benefits & Hours
- Paid Mileage;
- Holiday Pay & Pension scheme;
- Part-time hours including a mixture of early mornings, afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends;
- Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships.
- Excellent training is provided, so no experience is required;
- Fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression too.
Do you have a big heart? The feeling of helping an older adult in your local community is truly wonderful and like no other. If you are excited by this opportunity, then 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.
*Elizabeth is just an example of someone you will support