Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Woodley, Reading, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00 - £11.00 per hour £15.00 per hour for Bank Holidays & £20.50 per hour for Christmas & New Year’s Day;

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We are looking for Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions in the Woodley area of Berkshire. No experience is required as full training will be provided. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

If you have been looking on the internet for “Volunteer Jobs near me”, then this could be perfect for you.

What are the Companies Values & why you would want to work for them?

You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. This exceptional service who received a CQC OUTSTANDING IN CARING and 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.

What would my job be as a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion?

You would be part of a small team visiting mainly private clients on a regular basis, who may need a little extra support to carry out their daily activities. They might have early onset Dementia, the feeling of loneliness or isolation because they don’t have any family living close by. Every day is different, you could be helping someone get up in a morning, or with elements of personal care like taking them to the bathroom for a bath/shower or helping them get dressed for the day and reminder to take their medication.

Another day, you could be helping someone like John who has always been a massive Reading Football Club fan and loved to go to all the home games at the Madejski Stadium when he was young. He has not been for years until he was carefully matched with Sarah, who is also a huge fan. With the help of the office Sarah arranged accessible tickets for John and his best friend to attend and they had a great time.

What are the Pay Rates, Benefits and Hours?

  • £10.00 - £11.00 per hour £15.00 per hour for Bank Holidays & £20.50 per hour for Christmas & New Year’s Day;
  • 25p per mile mileage allowance;
  • Full & part time hours available (16, 24- & 30-hour contract GUARANTEED for anyone who can work a mixture of early mornings, evening and alternate weekends (Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate only school time hours)

They actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression for the right person.  Making a difference in someone's everyday life is the biggest reward you get from this job. 

How do I apply or ask a Question?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer.  If you have any questions about the job, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button.  Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.  

** Disclaimer - please note this is not a Volunteer job as it is paid employment, but we are trying to attract people that would be looking for Volunteer Jobs in their local area.