Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Ferndown, Dorset, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.20-£10.70 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


We are advertising a job vacancy for Paid Volunteer, Befrienders & Companions who live in the Ferndown area of Dorset. You will need to be a car driver with access to your own car and you will be looking for a part-time job, or perhaps you have been looking for “Volunteer jobs near me” or opportunities in your local area.

Could I be a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion?

  • Do you have spare time and would love to make a difference?
  • Are you, or someone you know, semi-retired and would you make a fantastic companion?
  • Perhaps you are lonely yourself?
  • We have retired Nurses, Ex Police Officers, Hairdressers, Teachers, Office workers working for us!
  • Have you cared for a relative yourself and found it rewarding?
  • Are you free some early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings or just an hour or two at weekends?

What does a Paid Volunteer Do?

No-one should feel alone. Over a million older people in the UK say they can go a month without speaking to a friend, relative or neighbour. As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, you will help stop that loneliness and isolation by not only being a Companion to an older person, but also supporting them to carry out everyday tasks and to remain independent and safe in their own home. 

Every one of their customers are unique and all have different reasons for needing a Companion. It could be that they are lonely, they have early onset Dementia, or an illness that affects their ability to carry out certain tasks. You would support them by offering any help they needed, be it helping them to get ready for the day ahead, selecting some clothes, assisting if they are struggling to get dressed, putting the toothpaste on a tooth brush, helping them to the toilet, preparing some breakfast, making sure they are washing and looking after themselves.  You could also support them away from their home, this could be taking them shopping at the Castlepoint Shopping Centre or having a coffee and a cake at their favourite coffee shop, you could even go watch a film at the Orca!

So why do I get paid & who would I be working for?

This is not a Volunteer job, but our advert is aimed at attracting people looking for Volunteer jobs, people who really do want to make a difference and make an older adult’s life a little less lonely and a little less difficult.  Someone like you? 

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.