Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Godalming, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00 - £17.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We are looking for full & part time Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companions in the Godalming and surrounding area of Surrey. If you live in Godalming that would be perfect. However, they also have clients in Farncombe, Milford, Bramley, Wonersh, Shere, Gomshall, Cranleigh, Alfold, Churt, Frensham, Rowledge, Wrecclesham, Witley, Hambledon, Chiddingfold, Haslemere, Billingshurst, Petworth, Pulborough and surrounding areas. No experience is required as full training will be provided but it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle. If you’ve been searching through the internet for “volunteer jobs near me” then this could be the ideal job for you.

What are their company values and 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. 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 mostly private client base, but the focus being on companionship.

You may be wondering what you would be doing as a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, here is an example!

Mavis was diagnosed with early onset Dementia earlier this year and the word immediately frightened her family. Mavis has lived on her own for a few years since her husband John passed away but has always been independent, so this diagnosis worried her family and they thought that she would no longer stay living in the place that holds all her memories and where she spent over 50 years with John.  

However, Mavis has had wonderful companionship, care and support from people she has grown so fond of, her Companion helps her with her daily routine, assists with showering/bathing, helping her to get dressed, and prompting her to take her medication, her family have more peace of mind as they know she’s not alone. She has been able to keep getting out and about doing the things she loves, including visiting the Winkworth Arboretum where she can wonder through the beautiful trees, and most importantly the supports she receives have allowed her to keep being herself in the home that she loves. The personal care received has been respectful and dignified.

You will possibly be helping with washing, bathing, toileting, dressing and other elements of personal care during some of the visits.

Benefits & Hours

  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
  • They can offer GUARANTEED hours contracts for anyone who can work early mornings, evenings or every other 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.

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.  If you have been looking for Volunteer Jobs near me then this could be perfect!

How do I apply or ask a Question?

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** 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.