Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Godalming
£10.00 - £17.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Full & part time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference? Could you make a difference to the life of someone like Maria*? Do you have a passion for helping others? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have full and part-time jobs available throughout Godalming, Farncombe, Milford, Bramley, Wonersh, Albury, Shere, Gomshall, Cranleigh, Alfold, Churt, Frensham, Rowledge, Wrecclesham, Witley, Hambledon, Chiddingfold, Haslemere, Northchapel, Billingshurst, Petworth, Pulborough and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
Maria* is 81 years old and a retired department store manager and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Maria 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 Maria* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from her past, or you might help her with her shopping 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.
You will be helping with washing, bathing, toileting, dressing and other elements of personal care during some of the visits.
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 mostly private client base, but the focus being on consistent relationships.
Benefits & Hours
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
- We can offer GUARANTEED hours contracts for anyone who can work early mornings, evenings or every weekend;
- Paid Holidays;
- Pension scheme;
- Excellent in-house training and support is provided;
- Opportunities for career progression;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this job opportunity, we want to hear from you. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion to an older adult is a very rewarding role, so please click apply.
*Maria is just a typical example of someone you would support.
** 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.