Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Ulverston, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00-£11.00 per hour + mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Are you looking for a Part-Time Jobs in the Ulvertson area of Cumbria? Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion in your local community couldn’t be any more rewarding. There is no upper age limit to apply but you do need to be a car driver. Are you looking for a career change? This is a job where no experience is needed, it’s all about personality!

We are award winning!

Can you imagine the thought of having to move out of your home? We understand that older adults are at their happiest when they can continue to live in their own home, so we play a huge part in making that happen.  We provide a service to older adults which fits around their lifestyle, is perfectly flexible and allows them to carry on living independently in their own home. We perfectly match every one of our Befrienders & Companions to our clients, often sharing similar interests or hobbies.

What does a Befriender & Companion do?

This is not a job, it is a vocation and to do this job you will need to be kind, compassionate, with a big heart! It doesn’t matter how old you are, what job you have done in the past, or if you have never worked. If you can make an older person’s life brighter, feel great satisfaction from doing it, you are exactly who we are looking for.

  • Early morning visits to get them up and ready for the day ahead.
  • Help around the house, cooking or preparing a meal.
  • Companionship, friendship and being an advocate.
  • Helping them get dressed for the day ahead.
  • Assisting them to the shower.
  • Taking them out for an hour or even for the whole day.
  • Brightening their day.
  • Taking them to appointments.

You would need to have flexible availability including some availability for early mornings, lunchtimes and evenings, the person you will be a companion to may also want to see you for an hour or two at weekends. Unfortunately, we cannot usually offer school hours due to the nature of when our clients need support.

** Please note this is not a Volunteer Job it is paid employment; however, we are looking to attract people just like you, someone who wants to make a difference in their spare time!

How Do I apply?

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.