Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Plymouth, UK

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    £10.00 per hour + mileage allowance + paid travel time

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    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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We are looking for people who are perhaps looking for Volunteer jobs to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion* in the Plymouth area of Devon. Caring people like me! No experience is necessary as excellent training is provided, being a car driver is essential. 

Could I be a Paid Volunteer?

Lots of my colleagues were looking for a part-time job that offers them reward, they are all very caring, passionate individuals who want to make a difference to older people living in their local community, many of us have looked after a relative and realised just how rewarding it can be. We have people working for us from all walks of life and all ages, in fact there is no upper age limit!  

I wouldn’t describe this as a job, I would describe it as a vocation. Contracted hours are available if you can work between 16-30 hours and have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on alternate weekends.

Who would I be a Paid Volunteer & Befriender to?

Terry is an ex police officer who has early onset dementia. Terry is a very tall handsome man who absolutely loves ballroom dancing and used to attend a regular dance club in Plymouth. Since his illness he hasn’t been able to continue with his much-loved hobby, this has made Terry quite sad.  So, Terry’s family contacted the company I work for, to arrange for Terry to have a companion. Because they carefully match us to our clients, the fact that I loved dancing too was perfect! I take Terry to his dancing club every Tuesday and I get to dance too. I will never forget Terry’s face when I took him back. He was over the moon. 

(Terry is just an example of someone you may support)

Who would I be working for?

The company I work for are a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. They are unique because they can provide companionship, as well as care & support so when a loved one is assessed and they are deemed not to need care, this is where they can make a massive difference as they can provide companionship as soon as it is needed. I have been a companion now for Terry for 2 years he has declined in health and his needs have changed, but at least he knows his support wont change. 

How do I apply?

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**This is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, but we are looking to attract people that would look for volunteering type jobs as they usually have all the right values that we would look for.