Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Coal Aston, Dronfield, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.40 - £18.80 per hour + mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Coal Aston

£9.40 - £18.80 per hour + mileage allowance

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 Penny*? 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 Coal Aston, Ashgate, Brampton, Brimington, Calow,  Dronfield and surrounding areas of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. You would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle as many of our clients like to go out and about, they may also have appointments which you may need to support them to attend.

Penny* is 87 years old and a retired nurse and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Penny 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 Penny* 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 like showering/ bathing and getting dressed. 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.

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 with the focus being on companionship.

Benefits & Hours

  • Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships;
  • 20p per mile (after the first 10 miles) between clients and 45p per mile with client in your car mileage allowance;
  • Excellent training is provided;
  • Continuous support including our very own learning and development program;
  • We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression;
  • Opportunity to take recognised qualification.

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.

*Penny is just an example of someone you will support